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If you are curious about the mesmerizing dance of colorful lights in the northern hemisphere, you have come to the right place! Here you will find many beautiful quotes on the aurora borealis or the lights of the north, that will help you learn and have fun at the same time!


Why is aurora so special?

The high northern latitudes' dancing lights are known as Aurora Borealis or the Northern Lights. It is created when charged particles from the Sun collide with the Earth's magnetic field.

The many hues of this natural wonder range from pale green, rose pink, fiery crimson, sea blue, and pearl white. Do you know who used the term aurora borealis? The name was coined by Galileo Galilei after Aurora, the Roman Goddess of dawn. Aurora is found in many places, but one may ask, 'What is the most beautiful aurora?' Well, you can see one of the best in Tromso, Norway. There are many other places to visit, too, such as Swedish Lapland, Reykjavik, Iceland, and Yukon, Canada. Now that you know the facts, let's go through the quotes on Aurora of the northern sky!

Long Aurora Quotes

These long quotes on Aurora will surely fascinate you!

"Pale green and rose-pink, and as transparent as the most fragile fabric, and at the bottom edge a profound and fiery crimson like the fires of Hell, they swung and shimmered loosely with more grace than the most skillful dancer.”

― Philip Pullman.

“I need to see the sunrise in the tropics and watch the Northern Lights dance in the Arctic sky, and most of all I need to make my fortune, and then, when it’s made I will come back to you”

― Neil Gaiman.

“With the aurora borealis flaming coldly overhead, or the stars leaping in the frost dance, and the land numb and frozen under its pall of snow, this song of the huskies might have been the defiance of life”

― Jack London.

"In the days of yore, when the fur-wrapped peoples of the Arctic looked up at the celestial disco we now know as the aurora borealis, they would see warriors with burning swords, shimmering shoals of fish and the spirits of the dead playing football with a walrus skull."

― Nigel Tisdall.

“Colored lights shone right across the northern sky, leaping and flaring, spreading in rainbow hues from horizon to zenith: blood red to rose pink, saffron yellow to delicate primrose, pale green, aquamarine to darkest indigo.”

― Celia Rees.

"Some believe that whistling and making other sounds at the aurora will either cause it to become more active, use it as a way to speak to their ancestors or even that the aurora will come down and take their heads off, thus making them observe it in silence and awe."

― Andy Long.

Inspirational Quotes On Aurora

If you need some motivation, you may find these inspirational aurora quotes helpful.

"It's a glorious universe the positive thinkers have come up with, a vast, shimmering aurora borealis in which desires mingle freely with their realizations..."

— Barbara Ehrenreich.

"Like the North Star, you’re my guiding light as I sail into the night."

― Heather Hurt.

"That all the Magic that used to exist
in the world was simply disbursed
to the coldest regions of the Earth."

―A. R. Ilyas.

"The Arctic trails have their secret tales
That would make your blood run cold;"

― Robert W. Service.

"The Northern Lights come on like a celestial lava lamp."

―Nigel Tisdall.

"Advice from the Northern Lights: Show your true colors."


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Rising Aurora Quotes

Here are some awe-inspiring aurora rising quotes!

"As it was getting dark, the aurora gradually appeared, though it was dim and overshone by the bright stars."

―Jie Ji.

"Then she turned her head to his eyes and followed him above the trees. Beyond distant peaks a green and blue Symphony of Light began.”

―Danika Sullivan.

"Downtown is before them, as high and bright as the aurora borealis rising from the black water of the Bering Sea. "

— Neal Stephenson.

"You cannot shut the windows of the sky
Through which Aurora shows her brightening face."

― James Thomson.

"Aurora had but newly chased the night, And purple o’er the sky with blushing light."

― John Dryden.

"Trailing her robe of flame,
The queenly Borealis
In her dazzling beauty came!"

― May Riley Smith.

"Night-blooming Cereus of the sky,
Rose of the amaranthine dye,
Hyacinth of purple light,
Or their Lily clad in white!"

― Christopher Pearse Cranch.

“Who am I to deny gravity, Aurora? When you shine brighter than any constellation in the sky?”

― Jay Kristoff, Aurora Rising.

Aurora quotes always make people thoughtful.

Beautiful Quotes On Aurora

Here are some beautiful aurora quotes.

"The aurora borealis are best seen on cold, clear nights when there isn't a full moon."


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"Want to see aurora borealis? Head north, my friends."

― James Walsh & Peter Kimpton.

“I have been as sincere a worshipper of Aurora as the Greeks.”

― Henry David Thoreau.

"It's official. Nature wins the award for Best Glow-Up."


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“O’er all the widespread northern skies, How glows and waves that heavenly light, Where dome, and arch, and column rise, Magnificently bright!”

― Stephen Greenleaf Bulfinch.

"Seeing a bright auroral display may be on your list of 'things to see before I die'! Yep, they are nature's light show par excellence."

―Jean Tate.

"Payoff came when I got to see the northern lights ebbing and flowing throughout the night."

― Anne Chalfant.

"Zephyr, with Aurora playing,
As he met her once a-Maying."

―John Milton.

“Outside, though perhaps morning, it is still night, but a night of a thousand thrusting colors laid over the shaking stars. The shattering ice still sounds like a drumbeat.”

― Dan Simmons.

"Aurora paints a star-studded sky
a daiquiri green on midnight velveteen, 
like cosmic streams of ghosts set on fire."

― Arctic Breeze.

"The only thing more exciting than experiencing the aurora borealis is to experience it with friends, whooping, and hollering."

―Young Kim.

"And on Earth, the aurora borealis and australis (the northern and southern lights) serve as intermittent reminders of how nice it is to have a protective atmosphere."

―Neil DeGrasse Tyson.

"Where snow gives way to reflective ice and the shiny sparkles slide silently through the night."

― Madeline Kennel.

"If the solar winds have stirred far off in the velvety night then showers of light
gold and violet. rose and green
paint the sky."

― Kathleen Valentine.

"If we believe in magic, we’ll live a magical life."

― Tony Robbins.

"A blaze of glory, Heaven's resplendent fires;
A temple gleaming with a thousand spires;"

― Albert Laighton.

"For night's swift dragons cut the clouds full fast,
And yonder shines Aurora's harbinger;"

― William Shakespeare.

"What founts of light are breaking forth,
And streaming up these evening skies,
A glorious wonder to our eyes!"

―Hannah Flagg Gould.

"See how Aurora throws her fair
Fresh-quilted colors through the air"

― Robert Herrick.

"Up at the poles,
towards the north of the north,
in those magical skies,
exists a Goddess called Aurora Borealis."

― Sayali Jadhav.

"Oh, it was wild and weird and wan, and ever in camp o' nights
We would watch and watch the silver dance of the mystic Northern Lights."

―Robert Service.

"Northern Lights under the sky
Emerald glow irradiates
The winter night."

― Jason. A. Muckley.

"Night's son was driving
His golden-haired horses up;
Over the eastern firths
High flashed their manes."

― Charles Kingsley.

"But when Aurora, daughter of the dawn,
With rosy lustre purpled o'er the lawn. "

― Homer.

"Like a storm of pearls and diamonds driven,
Imbued with the gorgeous hues of heaven!"

―David Vedder.

"A drop of snowfall
The waves of beauty dawning
To morning’s late hour
As songs of our ancestors
Chant of Aurora’s colors."

― Maribel C. Pagan.

"I’ve stood outside my house in Montana looking at the northern lights … crackling against the night sky. To me, that’s magic."

― Christopher Paolini.

"When I look at the northern lights … I see our ancestors dancing around a sacred fire, lighting the way for us when it’s time for us to cross over from this physical world and join them."

― Molly Larkin.

"We swam among the Northern Lights, hid beyond the edge of night, waited for the dawn to come, and sang a song to save us all."


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“The north! the north! from out the north. What founts of light are breaking forth, And streaming up these evening skies, A glorious wonder to our eyes!”

― Hannah Flagg Gould

"I followed my heart, and it led me to the Northern Lights."


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"It's not surprising, the aurora borealis is a breathtakingly beautiful natural phenomenon, but one that is seldom seen from the British Isles."

― Jim Wild

"The southern equivalent of the northern lights, aurora australis, are only usually seen by penguins and scientists. But they are just as spectacular."

― James Walsh & Peter Kimpton

“The Northern Lights rise like a kiss to the sea.”

―Arthur Rimbaud

"I was searching for the northern lights in the ice-cold spheres, of your empty eyes."

― Clairel Estevez

"I wish to perceive the Northern Lights, doesn’t mean I’m not euphoric about the sunsets I see every day."

― Neelanjana Samota

"I am guided by
the northern lights in my mind
I have yet to see"

― Lize Bard

"There is witnessing the Northern Lights, and then there is seeing the incredible aurora whilst upside down scaling a moonlit glacier!"

― Becky Pemberton

"Then that’s what the Northern Lights are. All the lives that we’re not living."

― Adi Alsaid.

"One of the top items on my bucket list is to see the Aurora Borealis in person…"

― Jaime Morrison Curtis

Funny Aurora Quotes

Here are some funny aurora quotes to make you laugh.

"Upon first seeing the aurora borealis…I thought, “Nature is lit…”


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"I heard they’re wanting to change the name of the Northern Lights. They’re looking for an Aurora Bore-alias."


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"Every light becomes a strobe light if you blink fast enough."

―Karen Quan

"Call up your favourite concierge if you want, chuck the credit card at your A-list travel agent -- honestly, up there in Cosmos Central, they just don't give a shooting star. "

―Nigel Tisdall

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