The 10 Most Beautiful Places in the United States

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4) Northern Lights, Alaska

Made up of solar particles thrust into our planet’s magnetic field, the Northern Lights, or Aurora Borealis, appear as beautiful waves of green, yellow, blue, and red lights hovering 60 miles above Fairbanks, Alaska. While these majestic lights can be seen from other places in the world, people come to Alaska from all over, even in the coldest, darkest, part of the year, just to get up close and personal with this unique light show in the night sky. If making the trip is on your bucket list, there are companies offering excursions from Anchorage and Fairbanks. Your best chance to see the Northern Lights is between September and April, from 11:30pm-3:30am, which means you’ll be facing some cold temperatures. So dress warmly.

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