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 NASA reports 2012/13 year to see the Northern Lights

NASA reports 2012/13 year to see the Northern Lights



NASA predicts record Northern Light activity for winter 2012/13, predicting it will be the strongest Northern Lights activity in 10 years! Is seeing the Northern Lights high on your must-do list?

Well – this winter could be the year to go to maximise the chance of seeing them. NASA predicts that this winter will see the strongest Northern Lights activity in 50 years and what better place to see them than from a Hurtigruten ship where they are set against the dark night sky, away from artificial light.

The Northern Lights have increased in intensity since 2007, and will be at their peak in 2012. The Solar Maximum, the period with the greatest solar activity, peaks around every 11 to 12 years. According to NASA, 2012 is the year that we will once again witness the Solar Maximum, and it will be stronger than at any time in the last 10 years.

The Northern Lights are at their most active in the late autumn and they occur most frequently and at their brightest in a belt of some 2,500 kilometres from the magnetic pole. Much of the Norwegian coast lies in an area with the greatest Northern Lights activity, especially the high Arctic above the Arctic Circle.

Go in search of the Northern Lights this winter with Hurtigruten and experience the natural unspoilt beauty of the Norwegian winter where the landscape is covered in white snow and the air is fresh, pure and crisp.

This winter is a very special time to explore Norway's northern reaches, sail deep within the Arctic Circle in the warm and comfortable surroundings of a Hurtigruten ship.

Hurtigruten have some incredible offers on winter voyages. Scan the heavens for the elusive Northern Lights, watch in awe as the polar light bathes the landscape in colour or take part in exciting winter excursions.

Let Hurtigruten tempt you:  

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