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I'm doing the inside passage cruise (Vancouver return) at the end of August. Will the northern lights be visible at all? Will they be visible at the end of September too?

 

Thanks!

 

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I can tell you that when we cruised Alaska it was the last cruise for the season mid September.....we saw them off our balcony at midnight one evening.....we were the Northern most we would sail.....it was very cool.

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We saw the Northern lights on a theatre screen ,at the University of Alaska  museum theatre , Fairbanks AK & it was  in May  . The projection was so real  . This museum is not to be missed 👍

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I was under the impression that where the cruises go is typically too far south to see them, especially during the summer months when the days are longer.  Those who do see them usually go as part of a land package to Fairbanks (inland) for the experience.  You need a dark, clear sky, so even on those two days of predicted higher visibility, the conditions would have to be just right.

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Where there's life, there's hope.

Our tour guide in Homer a few weeks ago said they had been seeing them late at night within a few days of our being there.

 

We went out to the deck very late for a few nights while in that area for some stargazing.  Skies were clear, but no lights for us.

Edited by AncientWanderer

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The lights were not very vivid but for sure it was them......mostly green in color.....

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