Where can I see an aurora?

Most aurorae occur in a band known as the auroral zone which is 3° to 6° wide and 10° to 20° from the magnetic poles. Places like Canada, Finland, Norway, Sweden and Scotland are some of the best places to view the Northern Lights.

It is harder to see the Southern lights because there is less land near to the South Pole but the Antarctic, southern Argentina, New Zealand or the island of South Georgia are all places where this phenomenon can be witnessed.

When there are magnetic storms, aurorae can be seen in lower latitudes.