When most people think of the aurora they immediately think "Alaska" (or perhaps "Scandinavia"), and for good reason as the aurora can be visible several times a week there. Yet, nice displays are sometimes visible into the lower 48 states of the U.S. The emphasis of the information on these pages is on the "middle" latitudes of the United States, which I will define as about 35-45 degrees. These pages give an overview of what you can see and how to see it, including my own photographs from numerous auroral displays in Iowa, Wyoming, Colorado, and Minnesota. I now live in Arizona, which has diminished my interest in the subject, but there is still some good stuff here.
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