Northern Lights Your chances of seeing the northern lights will be much greater in Barrow if you come late in the winter. The best environment for viewing the northern lights is when it is at its darkest, coldest and clearest - late in the evening. The sun does not rise between the end of November and the end of January. If it's not cloudy, and the stars are out, there is a great chance for viewing of the northern lights.
The aurora borealis is always present, but for most people it rarely stretches far enough for them to see. If a bright display occurs early in the evening, there's a chance that another display will follow a few hours later.
Visible within Barrow city limits.
Image Credit: Dick Hutchinson
The People of Whaling The People of Whaling exhibit tells about traditional and modern life and values, philosophical beliefs, hunting practices and tools. Whaling is the focal point, since Inupiaq life centers on hunting the bowhead whale. The seasonal round of other subsistence activities, such as fishing, seal and caribou hunting, are also key to their way of life.
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