Aurora Borealis just outside Fairbanks, Alaska When I booked my travel to Alaska about 6 months ago, I wondered if I'd see the Northern Lights. It wasn't going to make or break my trip, but I was hoping it would happen. Last night in Talkeetna, I saw a bit of them. Tonight around Fairbanks, I saw much more. The show didn't last long, and the clouds were messing with it, but I saw movement like I hadn't seen the night before. I saw a streak of light move sideways across the sky, which was the highlight of it. I'd say the whole thing for me was about 15 minutes long. I tried to enjoy it and not be freaking out about getting the best photos. But I think this photo came out great. I hope you like it.