100+ Brightest Northern Lights Quotes and Captions

By Anjali Chawla

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Imagine lying down inside a cozy glass igloo in Norway or Finland or Iceland or Alaska and witnessing the winter night sky ablaze with the Northern Lights – an adventure like nothing and a bucket list activity for many of us. Isn’t it?

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Here are the quotes on Northern Lights as vibrant as the lights you gonna see in the sky to get you some inspiration to plan a trip to one of the best places to see the Northern Lights.

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Beautiful Northern Lights Quotes

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

No matter where I am, no matter where I go, your heart is my northern light, I will always find my way home.

There is witnessing the Northern Lights, and then there is seeing the incredible aurora whilst upside downscaling a moonlit glacier!
~ Becky Pemberton

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

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

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 fiery crimson like the fires of Hell, they swung and shimmered loosely with more grace than the most skillful dancer.
~ Philip Pullman, The Golden Compass

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 & Peter Kimpton

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

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

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

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

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.
~ Unknown

In fact, in the far north, one sees the Northern Lights facing south!
~Vincent Massey

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

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

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.
~ a.h.

All the other girls here are the stars. You are the Northern Lights.
~ Josh Ritten

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 wrobyas 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

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

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

Glorious the northern lights astream; 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

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

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 and Jarod Kintz 

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 colours – red, copper, and bluish; but in the ordinary starlight, everything turned to one frost-bitten gray.
~ Rudyard Kipling

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Aurora Borealis Quotes

“She lifted her head in surprise, following his line of sight above the tree line. Beyond the distant peaks, 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 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

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

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 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, The Call of the Wild

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

I told him not to go to sea. I’m your mother, I said. The sea won’t love you like I love you, she’s cruel. But he said, Oh Mother, I need to see the world. I need to see the sun rise 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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, 22 Short Films About Springfield

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Aurora Quotes

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

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

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

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Northern Lights Captions

Keep me where the Northern Lights are.

The Northern Lights rise like a kiss to the sea.
~ Arthur Rimbaud

The northern lights are in my mind.

God used beautiful mathematics in creating the world.
~ Paul Dirac

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

Shine like the whole universe is yours.

~ Rumi

Northern Lights filled our skies.

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

Nothing I would rather like than see you in the Northern lights.

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

Those who don’t believe in magic will never find it.

~ Roald Dahl

Stay full of wonder.

The poetry of sky.

You light up my world the way Northern Lights light up the sky.

Glowing with the flow.

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

Keep me where the Northern Lights are.

Now I know what all the hype is about.

Don’t forget to look up.

Always look up.

Keep shining.

Up above the Northern Lights on Christmas night.

I want to touch the northern lights.

Checked a magical thing off my bucket list today.

Shades of happiness.

Shades of the sky.

Kaleidoscopic Hues!

That’s her magic. She’s Aurora!

The magic is in you baby.

Ah! I saw the sky blushing today.

This happens when you’re aglow with love.

“When the sun kisses the horizon, that’s when you see the sky blush.

Sometimes we need a little magic.

Stardust. Wishes. Magical Things.

Nature’s Masterpiece!

Some things are just pure magic. That’s all.

If we believe in magic, we’ll live a magical life.
~ Tony Robbins

It is during our darkest moments that we focus to see the light.

God’s work of art.

A gentle blush sky and snow-clad meadows celebrate love and all that is good in the world.

My favorite color in the sky

Nights like this were meant to be shared, remembered, and talked about for years. Skies like this were meant to be kissed under.

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Northern Lights Sayings

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!
~ Travelers Today Editor

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 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

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

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

In fiction, they have been used as a gateway to a parallel universe. In 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 colourful lights that put even the stage shows of French electro legend Jean Michel Jarre to shame.
~ James Walsh & Peter Kimpton

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

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

A 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

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

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Northern Lights Poetry

Northern Lights – the poetry of sky. Then how can we not share the poetic descriptions of Northern Lights? Here’s our pick of the best poems about Northern Lights and Aurora Borealis Poetry.

Amid the majesty of night,
What splendid vision strikes my eyes,
In glory bursting on the sight,
Forth from the northern skies?
~ Stephen Greenleaf Bulfinch

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.
And soft they danced from the Polar sky and swept in the primrose haze;
And swift they pranced with their silver feet and pierced with a blinding blaze.
They danced the cotillion in the sky; they were rose and silver shod;
It was not good for the eyes of man — ‘Twas a sight for the eyes of God.
~ Robert Service

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

Northern Lights under the sky
Emerald glow irradiates
The winter night.
~ Jason. A. Muckley

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

See how Aurora throws her fair
Fresh-quilted colors through the air:
Get up, sweet-slug-a-bed, and see
The dew-bespangling herb and tree.
~ Robert Herrick

O blest one hour like this! to rise
And see grief’s shadows backward roll;
While bursts on unaccustomed eyes
The glad Aurora of the soul.
~ Dina Craik

Your aura was that of an aurora –
Out of nowhere, you appeared,
right over the wooded horizon
while I wandered adrift.
I was stunned by you,
and I know you could see
your vivid colors reflecting
back from my wide eyes
Like the Northern Lights,
I felt your brilliance dance over me
and chase away all the darkness
that seemed to eat up
all those luminous pinholes
in the night sky.
Gone were the waiting wolves
and the constant fear.
All out of sight – with you in mind.
~ C. C. Krueger

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 which 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

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

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

Aurora bright around us
Solar light surrounds us
Abyssal night to ground us
Our aura a Borealis.
~ Procyon Michael

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

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

~ Arcticbreeze

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

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

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

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

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Northern Lights Puns

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

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

What do you call the Northern Lights after you get tired of watching them? Aurora Bore-alis

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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Anjali Chawla

A story-weaver and a travel blogger based in Delhi, Anjali left her corporate job to see what having life exactly feels like and never looked back. Her 14-year-old daughter is her best travel buddy. She aspires to travel to all the seven continents with her family. Antarctica remains her dream destination. Books, mountains, colorful doors and windows, blue skies, sunsets, open roads, cobbled streets, undiscovered places, and beautiful minds inspire her. Join her as she unclothes the beauty around the world, one place at a time.

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