[Arild Heitmann](http://www.arildheitmann.com/) has spent most of his life in the arctic regions of Norway. He got his first DSLR camera back in 2007. Arild’s work has been published in magazines, calendars, postcards, and in the book *Northern Lights.* You can order any of these beautiful photographs and see more of his work on his [website](http://www.arildheitmann.com/gallery-list). In Norway, the auroras are visible from September through April. Arild says autumn is beautiful in Norway but the best time for watching auroras is from December through February due to the colder weather and clearer skies. Other top places to see the Aurora Borealis are Anchorage, Denali, and Fairbanks in Alaska, Calgary, Ontario, Yukon Territory, Manitoba in Canada, Aberdeen, Isle of Skye, Northern Highlands, Dunnet Head in Scotland, Reykjavik, Iceland, Kulusuk, Ammassalik in Greenland, Luosto, Nellim, Utsjoki, Ivalo, Kakslauttanen in Finland, Abikso, Sweden, Murmansk, Siberia, and the Kola Peninsula in Russia. The auroras are the result of collisions between gaseous particles in the Earth’s atmosphere with charged particles released from the sun’s atmosphere.