In the Northwest Territories you can see the Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights) about 243 days a year

AuroraMax Yellowknife April 3 2014

AuroraMax Yellowknife April 3 2014

Yellowknife, Northwest Territories – In the Northwest Territories  you can see the Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights) about 243 days a year. That’s because of the Auroral Oval, a gigantic ribbon of energy 124 miles (200 km) in diameter and 124 to 186 miles (200 to 300 km) high that surrounds the magnetic north pole and creates a circle of light known as the Aurora Borealis. Because Yellowknife, the capital of Northwest Territories, is located directly under the Auroral Oval, it’s considered the best possible place to view the lights between September and April.

Learn more about viewing the Aurora Borealis over Yellowknife, via live internet feed by the Canadian Space Agency: AuroraMax

The 24 hours of summer sunlight is celebrated in Yellowknife with a week-long Summer Solstice Festival.

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Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, Canada

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