Looking for the best Northern Lights quotes? Well, you are in the right place as this list contains the best quotes about Northern Lights quotes or Aurora quotes – Whether you are looking for some travel inspiration to witness this incredible spectacle of mother nature or you are looking for some beautiful words to describe aurora borealis to go with your trip pictures, this post has them all.

Use these quotes on northern lights for some inspiration to plan a trip to places where you can witness the phenomenon in the world.


Below is the list of some beautiful Northern Lights quotes that will add to your enchanting experience.

“Then that’s what the Northern Lights are. All the lives that we’re not living.” – Adi Alsaid

“We all have great things on our bucket lists like skydiving, seeing the Northern Lights, etc, but what about simply falling in love? Isn’t that the most amazing thing we can do?” – Walt Whitman

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“I have been as sincere a worshipper of Aurora as the Greeks.” – Henry David Thoreau

“She looked directly up into the Northern Lights and she wondered if those cold-burning specters might not draw her breath, her very soul, out of her chest and into the stars.” – Eowyn Ivey

“I was searching for the northern lights in the ice-cold spheres, of your empty eyes.” – Claire Estevez

“It is good to feel small beneath the sparkling northern lights, small beside the mighty river. Nature is so close to us up here. My troubles and difficulties just shrivel up. I like being insignificant.” – Asa Larsson

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“Nature is so powerful, so strong. Capturing its essence is not easy – your work becomes a dance with light and the weather. It takes you to a place within yourself.” – Annie Leibovitz

“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

“No sky Leila had seen before could compare to the beauty she was seeing above her. It didn’t feel like some accident of nature but rather something that was purposefully unleashed on the world.” – Adi Alsaid

“I tried to imagine myself a long time ago, in the lands where these stories were first told, during the long winter nights perhaps, under the glow of the northern lights.” – Neil Gaiman

“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


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“I would like to go to Iceland to see the northern lights.” – Art Malik

“The only thing more exciting than experiencing the aurora borealis is to experience it with friends, whooping, and hollering.” – Young Kim

“In fact, in the far north, one sees the Northern Lights facing south.” – Vincent Massey

“It’s official. Nature wins the award for Best Glow-Up.”

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“But when Aurora, daughter of the dawn, with rosy lustre purple o’er the dawn.” – Homer

“Some people I know are like the Northern Lights. They have their moments that are brilliant and stunning but usually, I find that they are hidden away. And trust me when I say they should be seen much more.”

 “Well, would you look at the Northern Lights.”

“In a world full of sunsets, be the Northern Lights.”

“Advice from the Northern Lights – Show your true colors, Glow with excitement, Have a magnetic personality, Stay full of wonder Lighten up!”

“I send you Love and all Green Lights.” – Wayne Dyer

“All the other girls here are the stars. You are the Northern Lights.” – Josh Ritten

“Like the North Star, you’re my guiding light as I sail into the night. Even though I’m alone I know everything will be all right.” – Heather Hurt

“Bright, bold, and beautiful.”

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“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

“Those who don’t believe in magic will never find it.” — Roald Dahl

“Glowing with the flow.”

“Checked a big thing off my bucket list today.”

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

“Want to see aurora borealis? Head north, my friends.” – James Walsh & Peter Kimpton

“Aurora had but newly chased the night, And purple o’er the sky with blushing light.” – John Dryden

“I wish to perceive the Northern Lights, doesn’t mean I’m not euphoric about the sunsets I see every day.” – Neelanjana Samota

“This was worth waking up early for.”

“Not every paradise is tropical.”

“The stars are putting on their glittering belts. They throw around their shoulders cloaks that flash like a great shadow’s last embellishment.” – Wallace Stevens

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“Now I know what all the hype is about.”

“Keep me where the Northern Lights are.”

“The phantom-host has faded quite, Splendor and Terror gone. Portent or promise and gives way, To pale, meek Dawn.” – Herman Melville

“Catching flights and looking at the Northern Lights.”

“This is why I choose adventure, always.”

” I am guided by the northern lights in my mind I have yet to see.” – Lize Bard


Below is the list of some fantastic Aurora Borealis Quotes that describe the dance of lights perfectly. 

“There is witnessing the Northern Lights, and then there is seeing the incredible aurora whilst upside downscaling a moonlit glacier.” – Becky Pemberton

“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

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“You cannot rob me of free nature’s grace, You cannot shut the windows of the sky. Through which Aurora shows her brightening face.” – James Thomson

“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.”

“The aurora borealis is one of the most stunning light shows on Earth, but normally, it’s a treat reserved for the hardy souls living at the coldest edges of the world. The last few nights, however, people across the Northern and Southern hemispheres have enjoyed dazzling, colorful skies, thanks to a geomagnetic storm that began early this week.” – Maddie Stone

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

“The aurora borealis is a fickle phenomenon. A week can pass without a flicker then bang! The Northern Lights come on like a celestial lava lamp.” – Nigell Tisdall

This list consists of the best northern lights quotes, quotes on lights at night, and also beautiful quotes from the golden compass.

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

“If I never get to see the Northern Lights. Or if I never get to see the Eiffel Tower at night. Oh, If all I got, is your hand in my hand, baby I could die, a happy man.” – Thomas Rhett

“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

“Aurora bright around us, Solar light surrounds us. Abyssal night to ground us, Our aura a Borealis.” – Procyon Michael

“According to NASA, this week’s auroras, which have been visible as far south as Wisconsin and New York State, are the result of a high-speed solar wind stream, flowing out of a “coronal hole” on the surface of the Sun. Neat.” – Maddie Stone

“The Hubble Space Telescope has spotted aurora near the poles of both Saturn and Jupiter. 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

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“The Northern lights painted the sky with stories we hadn’t heard of yet. We leaned back, letting the colors wash over us and paint new dreams for us to follow.” – Robyn Petrik

“Aurora paints a star-studded sky, a daiquiri green on midnight velveteen, like cosmic streams of ghosts set on fire.” – Arctic breeze

“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 was lucky enough to see the spectacular light show from Snow hotel in Kirkenes, Norway. Frankly, facing Arctic winds while popping in and out of the standard-construction restaurant/lounge had greater appeal than my frozen bed. The payoff came when I got to see the northern lights ebbing and flowing throughout the night.” Anne Chalfant

“The icy cold will cut us like a knife in the dark. And we may lose everything in the wind. But the Northern Lights are burning. And they’re giving off sparks.” – Jim Steinman


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“It’s super cloudy right now but I think I can see the northern lights from my room. Another observation: Every light is a strobe light, if you just blink fast enough, and drink enough vodka.” – Karen Quan

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I took my girlfriend Alice to see the Northern lights but she didn’t seem interested, so I asked, “Does the Aurora Bore you Alice?”

“Like going on safari, whale watching, or fly-fishing, seeing the aurora is a beguiling marriage of sheer luck and the effort you make to be in the best place at the optimum time. Call up your favorite 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

“Did you just seriously ask me if the Northern Lights mutated my sperm?” – Eve Langlais

“Northern Lights under the sky. Emerald glow irradiates the winter night.” – Jason. A. Muckley

“I try to show everybody Iceland all the time. My people are like, “Don’t tell everybody the secret. It’s so peaceful and beautiful here!” It’s incredible; I go home and drive across the country, and go to my mom’s place and it’s dark with the Northern Lights, and I like to sit in some hot springs.” – Anita Bri

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What do you call the Northern Lights after you get tired of watching them? Aurora Borealis

“Catching a glimpse of the northern lights is apparently the top experience for Britons compiling a “bucket list” of must-do experiences before they die. 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 sight filled the northern sky; the immensity of it was scarcely conceivable. As if from Heaven itself, great curtains of delicate light hung and trembled. 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 felt fear’s echo, and along with that I felt the unhinged, uncontrollable joy which had been its accompaniment and opposite face, a joy which had broken out sometimes in those days like Northern Lights across the black sky.” – John Knowles

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“She lifted her head in surprise, following his line of sight above the tree line. Beyond the distant peaks, a green and blue symphony of lights had begun. It rippled and shimmered like sunshine on water, leaving Rich blinking back tears. He’d read something about this but had never seen it before. “It’s the aurora borealis,” Lou said quietly. “Northern lights.” – Danika Stone

“The aurora borealis are best seen on cold, clear nights when there isn’t a full moon. But just standing outside on a cold, clear night in the middle of winter in the middle of nowhere won’t guarantee a sighting. Before heading out, check the auroral forecast.”

“One of the top items on my bucket list is to see the Aurora Borealis in person. The breathtaking view would be so magical and slightly (okay, very) different from the lovely layer of smog we have in LA! And just looking at the beautiful photos people have taken of the spectacular Northern Lights is enough to make me want to book a ticket today.” – Jaime Morrison Curtis

“These steel monstrosities screamed night and day, blotted out the starlit skies and Northern Lights with flashing red strobes, slaughtered thousands of bats and entire flocks of birds banished tourism and wildlife, made people sick and drove them from their now-valueless homes.” ― Mike Bond

“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. Great veils of color swathed the heavens, rising and falling as light seen through cascading curtains of water. Streamers shot out in great shifting beams as if God had put his thumb across the sun. ” – Celia Rees

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“From one side of the sky to another a drapery, woven of light and color is wafted; now here now there, first one then two, then several bands, one above the other, never at rest, and never the same form, hither and thither the folds sway with a soft, fascinating motion, as from one end to the other waves of light chase each other, over-taking, crossing, meeting, while the lower, intense border, displays the loveliest colors of red and green, the upper one fading into the dark background.” – Sophus Tromholt

“Once upon a time, the Reindeer took a running leap and jumped over the Northern Lights. But he jumped too low, and the long fur of his beautiful flowing tail got singed by the rainbow fires of the aurora. To this day the reindeer has no tail to speak of. But he is too busy pulling the Important Sleigh to notice what is lost. And he certainly doesn’t complain. What’s your excuse?” – Vera Nazarian

“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, only it was pitched in a minor key, with long-drawn wailings and half-sobs, and was more the pleading of life, the articulate travail of existence. It was an old song, old as the breed itself–one of the first songs of the younger world in a day when songs were sad.” – Jack London

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“A forest fire was making its way along the tinderbox ridges above them, flaring and shimmering against the overcast like the Northern Lights. Cold as it was he stood there a long time. The color of it moved something in him long forgotten. Make a list. Recite a litany. Remember.” – Cormac McCarthy

“Firefly meteorites blazed against a dark background, and sometimes the lightning was frighteningly brilliant. Like a boy, I gazed open-mouthed at the fireworks, and suddenly, before my eyes, something magical occurred. A greenish radiance poured from Earth directly up to the station, a radiance resembling gigantic phosphorescent organ pipes, whose ends were glowing crimson, and overlapped by waves of swirling green mist. “Consider yourself very lucky, Vladimir,” I said to myself, “to have watched the northern lights.” — Vladimir Remek

“As it was getting dark, the aurora gradually appeared, though it was dim and overshone by the bright stars. The aurora in bud looked pearl white, and slowly grew stronger concentrating its power to blossom. Later, it became slightly glowing bands of light, still static and stationary. As the lights built in intensity, the darkened color turned to green while the lights started to move and transform. When the activity grew to a greater level, they split into ribbons, floating around. In minutes, the ribbons gathered like crimson silk curtains hung vertically in the sky. The lights danced like curtains swinging in a light wind.” – Jie Ji

“The latest study has suggested that our planet is not the sole planet in the solar system with aurora borealis or Northern Lights. It turned out that the Gas Giant Jupiter also possesses a similar phenomenon. The X-ray aurora on Jupiter is “hundreds of times more energetic” and “eight times brighter” than the phenomenon seen on Earth. Researchers said that they are, in fact, bigger than the Earth’s entire surface area.” – Jeanne Rife

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“By the second cycle of the solstice of the warm time, the One will face the enemy. And the One will unearth the Shield of the Northern Lights and smote the enemy with daring and intelligence. The heart of the One is pious and evil will cower. Couatl will rise.” – Barbara T. Cerny

“I told him not to go to sea. I’m your mother, I said. The sea won’t love you as I love you, she’s cruel. But he said, Oh Mother, I need to see the world. 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, and build you a house, and you will have servants, and we will dance, mother, oh how we will dance.” – Neil Gaiman

“In fiction, they have been used as a gateway to a parallel universe. In the song, they’ve inspired prog rockers and Welsh psych-poppers alike. In real life, the northern lights are just as spectacular, offering an unforgettable display of colorful lights that put even the stage shows of French electro legend Jean Michel Jarre to shame.” – James Walsh & Peter Kimpton

“Perhaps there will be a slight streak of green, a patch that will deepen and then grow. Then another patch on the horizon, like a green searchlight. And then shivering curtains of light can fill the sky, or looping spirals, or flickering flames of green and purple, and candy-apple red. It feels as if they should be accompanied by dramatic sounds, the bangs of fireworks, or the roars of rockets. But these are utterly silent, almost solemn in their dancing. And yet they can be comforting in their own way; as if in this remote and frozen wilderness there’s something else out there that is alive.” – Gabrielle Walker

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“The sky above them was an intense velvety black, changing to bands of Indian red on the horizon, where the great stars burned like street-lamps. From time to time a greenish wave of the Northern Lights would roll across the hollow of the high heavens, flick like a flag, and disappear; or a meteor would crackle from darkness to darkness, trailing a shower of sparks behind. Then they could see the ridged and furrowed surface of the floe tipped and laced with strange colors – red, copper, and bluish; but in the ordinary starlight, everything turned to one frost-bitten gray.” – Rudyard Kipling

“If Charley hadn’t shaken and bounced and said “Fett,” I might have forgotten that every night he gets two dog biscuits and a walk to clear his head. I put on clean clothes and went out with him into the star-raddled night. And the Aurora Borealis was out. I’ve seen it only a few times in my life. It hung and moved with majesty in folds like an infinite traveler upstage in an infinite theater. In colors of rose and lavender and purple, it moved and pulsed against the night, and the frost-sharpened stars shone through it. What a thing to see at a time when I needed it so badly!” ― John Steinbeck

“I hold onto the hope that someday I will see them. Those lights drug across the sky by a goddess with her watercolor brush. Greens and blues and pinks that dance a star’s song into being while the sky stretches and wakes up and prepares to host this fit of brilliance. When people down below lift their eyes to the heavens. Irises are filled and reflect the dazzling champagne of pastels that God has created. He wants to say ‘I love you’ and could think of no better way than this expression. Where snow gives way to reflective ice and the shiny sparkles slide silently through the night. It is the visual of the heart when in love, and it lights up the night like the first beautiful moment of a stage being brought to life. The conductor lifts his hands and a radiant explosion surrounds the audience. Music is not needed and none will ever accurately describe it. Few will see this spectacularity because the auroras only reveal themselves to the minds that wander and the hands that reach towards heaven.” – Madeline Kennel

Below is one of the northern lights quotes from the Simpsons show.

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“Skinner: Well, that was wonderful. A good time was had by all. I’m pooped. Chalmers: Yes, I should be–good lord, what is happening in there?! Skinner: Aurora Borealis? Chalmers: Aurora Borealis?! At this time of year, at this time of day, in this part of the country, localized entirely within your kitchen!?! Skinner: Yes. Chalmers: May I see it?Skinner: Er, no. Agnes: Seymour, the house is on fire! Skinner: No, Mother, it’s just the Northern Lights.” – The Simpsons

“There will be natural propriety in using an eastern light for bedrooms and libraries, a western light in winter for baths and winter apartments, and a northern light for picture galleries and other places in which a steady light is needed; for that quarter of the sky grows neither light nor dark with the course of the sun, but remains steady and unshifting all day long.” – Marcus Vitruvius Pollio

“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. Our modern eyes can’t help but see more contemporary likenesses, yet this sense of wonder binds us through time like a heartbeat.” – Nigell Tisdall

“Unfortunately, the peak time to see the Northern Lights recently passed in 2013. But for the next nine years, the lights will grow brighter until another peak is reached in 2023. This is a natural wonder that takes a bit of planning and a potentially long wait, but it is more than worth it.”


Ending this list of beautiful northern lights quotes with these best poems about Northern Lights.

These poems about northern lights are perfect descriptions of northern lights that you can think of. Enjoy these poetic descriptions of northern lights to fall in love with their splendor.

One of the most spectacular phenomenons in the world has been the source of inspiration and a muse to thousands of writers and poets that have beautifully captured the grandeur of these night lights. 

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Open your heart to wake up the poet in it through these beautiful northern lights quotes in Poems.

“Blush upon the cheek of night, Posthumous, unearthly light, Dream of the deep sunken sun, Beautiful, sleep-walking one, Sister of the moonlight pale, Star-obscuring meteor veil, Spread by heaven’s watching vestals; Sender of the gleamy crystals, Darting on their arrowy course, From their glittering polar source, Upward where the air doth freeze, Round the sister the Pleiades; Beautiful and rare Aurora, In the heavens thou art their Flora, Night-blooming Cereus of the sky, Rose of the amaranthine dye, Hyacinth of purple light, Or their Lily clad in white!” – Christopher Pearse Cranch

“The northern cheek of the heavens, By a sudden glory, kissed, Blushed to the tint of roses, And hid in an amber mist, And through the northern pathway, Trailing her robe of flame, The queenly Borealis In her dazzling beauty came!” – May Riley Smith

“Glorious the northern lights stream; Glorious the song, when God’s the theme; Glorious the thunder’s roar: Glorious hosanna from the den; Glorious the catholic amen; Glorious the martyr’s gore.” – Christopher

“Tumultuous streams of glory gushed, Ten thousand thousand rainbows rushed. And reveled through the boundless sky, In jousting, flashing radiancy. Careering around the welkin’s brim. Like bright embattled Seraphim; Or soaring up to the dome of Night, Flooding the Milky-way with light; Or streaming down on the mountain peaks, On the mainland wastes, and the heather brakes; On lake and river, on tower and tree, Showering a sky-born galaxy, Like a storm of pearls and diamonds driven, Imbued with the gorgeous hues of heaven!” – David Vedder

“It leaps through us, through all our heavens leaps, Extinguishing our planets, one by one, Leaving, of where we were and looked, of where we knew each other and of each other thought, A shivering residue, chilled and foregone, Except for that crown and mystical cabala.” – Wallace Stevens

“Zephyr, with Aurora playing, As he met her once a-Maying.” – John Milton

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“Frost is but slender weeks away, Tonight the sunset glow will stay, Swing to the north and burn up higher, And Northern Lights wall earth with fire. Nothing is lost yet, nothing broken, And yet the cold blue word is spoken: Say goodbye to the sun. The days of love and leaves are done.” – Robert P. T. Coffin

“At last, the golden oriental gate. Of greatest heaven gan to open fayre, And Phoebus, fresh as bridegroom to his mate, Came dancing forth, shaking his device hare; And hurls his glistering beams through gloomy ayre.” – Edmund Spenser

“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

“With strange, fantastic shapes they haunt my brain; A sky of amber, streaked with silver rain; A blaze of glory, Heaven’s resplendent fires; A temple gleaming with a thousand spires; A sea of light that laves a shore of stars; The gates of Paradise, swift-rolling cars; A golden pulse, quick-beating through the night; Contending armies mailed in armor bright; A gauzy curtain drawn by unseen hands; Night’s gorgeous drapery looped with starry bands; Vast, burning cities, that lie far away; Blushes on Nature’s face, pale ghosts of Day; A boundless prairie swept by phantom fire; The vibrant strings of some gigantic lyre; Emblazoned chariots were ever skyward driven; God writing in the open book of Heaven; The flaming banner of the North unfurled; The mystery that dares a boasting world!” – Albert Laighton

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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

“I like to believe that the aurora borealis is Magic. That all the Magic that used to exist in the world was simply dispersed to the coldest regions of the Earth. to be frozen, and released when we are ready to believe again and every night, some of it escapes and dances with the Earth. Lost lovers mingling in the sky.” – A. R. Ilyas

“Blues and greens, an ocean in the sky. Purples and pinks flutter O’so high. This is the beautiful Aurora, that shines in the sky only a few lucky nights. She dances and swirls, beckoning the stars to join in.” – Angelic Warrior

“For night’s swift dragons cut the clouds full fast, And yonder shines Aurora’s harbinger; At whose approach ghosts, wandering here and there, Troop home to churchyards.” – William Shakespeare

“There are strange things done in the midnight sun By the men who moil for gold; The Arctic trails have their secret tales. That would make your blood run cold; The Northern Lights have seen queer sights, But the queerest they ever did see. Was that night on the marge of Lake Lebarge. I cremated Sam McGee.” – Robert W. Service

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