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Describe in one word those dazzling aurora above Arctic? (+video)

  • Author: Craig Medred
  • Updated: September 27, 2016
  • Published December 13, 2012

Geophysicists who forecast outer space weather at the University of Alaska predict decent aurora viewing for Interior Alaskans and farther north this week, with moderate displays of northern lights dancing across the night sky from Talkeetna north through to the Arctic Alaska North Slope oil fields.

Aurora displays are best seen at latitudes within or near a ring-shaped region encircling the North Pole that's called the Auroral Oval. This northern lights video (below) was recorded a few weeks ago at the southern tip of the oval and around the globe from Alaska, near Valhall, Norway.

What one word would you use to best describe aurora borealis as it dances and shimmies across the Arctic sky? Log-in and leave a comment below letting us know what one word best describes the aurora borealis. We'll post a few good ones on the Alaska Dispatch Facebook page.

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