- Find somewhere dark, away from street lights and houses.
- Try and get somewhere high if possible to eliminate light pollution and give yourself the best possible view of the sky.
- While you should generally face north, when the geomagnetic activity is high be aware that the aurora may be south of you, so it is worth checking all directions.
- Check the local weather forecast for clear skies.
- You have the best chance of spotting the Northern Lights from 10pm to 2am, but you might catch a glimpse if it is still dark when you get up in the morning.
- Remember to wrap up warm if you are going out to watch the Northern Lights.
Source: Aurora Watch UK, Lancaster University
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