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Want to see the Northern Lights. Can they be seen from the hotel or nearby? If so when is generally the best time?

8 months ago Answer

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Mary Z
Ely, Minnesota
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Thank you for your inquiry. I wish I could tell you when the best time to see the Northern Lights is. (Really depends on the weather.)

At times they are visible from the lodge; if not, there are areas nearby where people have caught the best view of them. (Many times that is at 2:00am.)

Personally, I've seen them in the fall months, but they also occur in the winter too. Just depends on what Mother Nature is going to throw at us.

8 months ago
Baudette, Minnesota
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Search for Astro Bob's Astronomy for everyone on Facebook. He has information whenever conditions are favorable for viewing the Northern Lights.

8 months ago
Baudette, Minnesota
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Northern lights are caused by solar flares so predicting them more than a few days in advance is not reliable.

8 months ago
Watertown, Minnesota
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The back of the lodge overlooks the lake and is facing north, so that's the right direction to look. The Northern Lights are sun flares. If flares have occurred, and the sky is clear, you should be able to see them just fine from the lodge. You just need to know whether or not there are flares, and I'd bet there's a web site that you could Google for that.

8 months ago
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