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USA Northern Lights from Murphy Dome

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This spot is a pull-off on Murphy Dome, which is about twenty-five (25) miles from downtown Fairbanks, Alaska. The ambient light to the south is minimal. There is ambient light directly to the north from the radar site.

Photography Tips

The pull-off spot is perfect for setting up and waiting for the Northern Lights. These photos were taken on a September night in 2016. Be prepared to battle wind and chilly temperatures. Put a good counter weight on your tripod.

Travel Information

Take Airport Way, AK-3 and Sheep Creek Road to Murphy Dome Road. Follow it up to the pull-off, which is directly downhill from the radar site.
Crowd Factor Nearly no other people
Best Timing Blue hour/nighttime during winter
Sunrise & Sunset 10:33 - 14:56 | current local time: 15:24
Locations Alaska Fairbanks
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Thank you Rick Wilhoit for creating this photo spot in USA.
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