How to See and Capture the Northern Lights over Mt Washington Valley

The phone chirped, interrupting a late Saturday evening dinner at McGrath’s Tavern in North Conway. I usually ignore the phone during meals, but this time I checked and there was the text from Soft Serve News: “In 38 minutes the Kp should be at 7.37 — STORM LEVEL!” I’ve pursued the northern lights for many years, but have only actually seen them 3 times (granted, I haven’t travelled out of New England to try). But this time the “Kp level”, a measurement of aurora strength and essentially the closest thing to a northern lights forecast available, was higher than...

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