Understand Light Pollution
If you have already understood and know how the aurora forecast work, the next thing you need to consider before driving out to photograph the Northern Lights is the light pollution 🚗
Light pollution is the name for the brightening of the night in the sky that is caused by us (humans) such as the street lights and city lights. To get a better scene for Northern Lights and spot them better you will need to find a dark place far from the city where you can see stars clearly. If you are a tourist in the Northern Lights countries finding a location might be scary for you but don’t worry there are many Lights pollution tools available online for you, you can simply search “Light pollution map” on a search engine and choose one that suits you.
Why avoid light pollution when hunting the Northern Lights?
The street lights and city lights create a hue over the city which makes it difficult to see the colour of the aurora when the aurora activity is not strong.
Therefore for a better photo shoot and better experience, it’s better to drive to the countryside and avoid light pollution! You can check the aurora strength easily on our aurora forecast app 📱