10 Tips for Photographing the Northern Lights

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Choose your location wisely

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<p>Planning is as important, if not more, than your camera gear and will increase your chances of viewing these elusive lights. Northern Lights usually make a strong appearance during cold dark winter months from late November to mid March between latitudes 65 to 72 degrees. Ideal conditions for clear views are crisp, cold, and cloudless skies with little moonlight.</p> <br> <p>This means there are a few places on earth that maximize your chances of catching the lights. The town of Tromso in Norway is a popular spot for catching the lights. Swedish Lapland's &quot;Blue Hole&quot; in Abisko&mdash;a patch of sky that remains clear regardless of surrounding weather patterns &ndash; makes it another ideal location for seeing auroras.</p>

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