I have a list of life goals and one of them has always been to see the aurora borealis so when the Army offered me the chance to move to Alaska for a few years, I jumped at the chance.
Even though I won’t get to see them in person this winter, I’m thankful that I’ve seen them so many times and that there’s an aurora cam that lets me check on it throughout my day here.
One of the best shows I ever saw was last fall during a FTX. The lights were out and blazing one night and we were so far out that the colors were untainted by any light pollution. We saw the reds and the purples that are so hard to see with naked eyes and just stood outside amazed as the lights took over the entire night sky.