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South Georgia Island
South Georgia Island may be difficult to get to, but the views (aurora or not) are stunning.

South Georgia Island may be difficult to get to, but the views (aurora or not) are stunning.

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Home to King Edward Point Research Station, South Georgia Island is another ideal location for researching atmospheric and astronomic activity -- in this case, magnetic storms and their effects, one of which is the intensity of auroras [source: Turbitt].

South Georgia is a possible auroral viewing spot, but the icy island is used almost exclusively as a research base. It's tough to get there -- boat and boat-based aircraft are the only options [source: BAS]. Most tourists who visit there (and perhaps glimpse the aurora in its skies) do so by cruise ship.

Finally, to the very, very south of South America.

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