New & Recent Releases Intro to The Aurora Collection Some History - First Aurora
You Can Still Enjoy The Northern Lights In Alaska's Endless Summer Sunlight!
Proudly celebrating 23 years at the Alaska Center for the Performing Arts.
AurorA-Alaska's Great Northern Lights® reflects 40 + years of Alaska's finest and rarest
auroral photography across magnificent vistas. AurorA is projected in stunning High
Definition BluRay® and has been enjoyed by thousands of world travelers and local Alaskans alike.
We are excited to now be open for the 2023 Season!
Top of the hour - 10 am through 8 pm - EVERY DAY - May 24th through September 1st!
AurorA Show® DVD’s & BluRay® Disks are always available online!
AurorA Show® Rates & Location Info "Name This Photo" Contest
“Aurora Height Chart”
Often someone watching a nice auroral display will comment that they “saw the aurora come all the way to the ground”. It is a common illusion due to the actual height of auroras and the curvature of the Earth combined causing the displays to appear to dance on the ground at the horizon. Also snow is the highest reflective surface on Earth and will become the color of auroras, appearing to move and dance below you as bright auroras throw light and shadows around. Science has shown us that auroral displays are way up at the edge of space. Shuttle astronauts have shown us that auroras swirl over the top of our Earth, at Shuttle heights and above the edge of our atmosphere.
Meteors burn up just below auroral displays. Auroras begin, at their lower edge, at about 100 km/60 miles and stand tall at 300-400km/180-220 miles high. Depending on the power output of each display, huge auroras may reach heights from 500 km/300 miles to 800 km/480 miles, sometimes even higher. They are undeniably the greatest light show on Earth.