My first sighting of the wild Aurora Borealis happened last night at around 1025pm at the Creamer’s Field Migratory Waterfowl Refuge. This area was a short drive from the house and was recommended by explorerfairbanks.com.
The temperature was a cold -21 degrees – so bundling up for the interesting occasion was a must. This area had a good amount of lights, which isn’t a good thing when you are trying to see the Borealis. The area was good as a first time experience in the Fairbanks area.
When the Aurora Borealis started to appear, it looked more like a faintly glowing line showing up in the sky. I did have to do some editing to the pictures shot from a GoPro Hero8 Black in order to show the green color.
I think this first experience was a good one. I know a fantastic shot can be had with more attempts in better locations and better conditions. Keep exploring.