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PostPosted: April 12th, 2018, 1:14 am 

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Technically I'm interested in astrophotography and finding best locations for northern lights. I'll be up in BC in July. I'll have a car and plan to photograph as much as I can. Including getting up north and finding dark sky's and northern lights. I was reading this article ... -beginners and under "Gear" you'll see a photo of a photographers with a silhouette action going with norther lights in the back ground. This is what I want. Big vibrant green light. I've not seen norther lights before and super excited about it.

Can you tell me where are the best spots with interesting foreground?

Actually when the northern lights aren't kicking up. Does the sky's go back to pitch black?

Thanks in advance!

PostPosted: April 12th, 2018, 8:28 am 
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You won't get much dark time in BC in July.

PostPosted: April 14th, 2018, 5:59 pm 
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Chances of seeing Aurora in July in BC are pretty slim (same with the rest of the country)
Once you get towards the end of August it gets better.
They still happen but you will have to be very lucky in the short period of dark sky there is.
Chances get better once you get to the Fall and Winter solstice.
Still though because of the long sunset period you will get great light conditions for long periods of time.
You will also have a long period of twilight. ... ge?month=7
Great site for late breaking solar storms if you have service. ... e-forecast


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PostPosted: May 23rd, 2018, 2:42 am 

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I think the best time to go there is during the Winter solstice. Best of luck!

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