The Northern Lights put on quite the show when they do appear. Living in Big Sky Country (Montana), you have the opportunity to get one of the best shows in the United States. With darkness falling across most of the state, you will have the opportunity to see the brightest colors.
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Here are four fun facts you may not know about the Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights).

1. You will never see one like the other. When the Northern Lights make their appearance, you will never see one as you have before, there are no two alike.
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2. These shows are incredibly powerful! In fact, some areas will experience blackouts for hours due to the trillion watts of energy, one show alone can produce.
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3. The most common color of the aurora is green. When different gases combine, you will hopefully get the opportunity to see the pinks, purples, reds, blues, and even yellow.
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4. Whether it is true or not, some people have claimed to be able to hear the aurora crackle and hiss. With the power and energy produced by the lights, it wouldn't be a surprise.
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If you want to get the best view of the Northern Lights, there are many options as you can see below, but there is a good chance that you will just need to step outside your door and look North. If you live in a surrounding town or the country, you will definitely be able to watch the show without the glow of city lights. ENJOY!
cc: Farmers Almanac

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