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Animal Crossing New Horizons (ACNH) Aurora Borealis

This a guide on how and when to view the Aurora Borealis in Animal Crossing: New Horizons (ACNH) for the Nintendo Switch. Read on to learn which season and time you can see the Aurora Borealis.

When to View Aurora Borealis

Aurora Appearance Conditions
Weather Will appear randomly on clear nights during the snowy period.
Dates North: Dec 11 - Feb 24
South: Jun 11 - Aug 24

Aurora Borealis are Random Events

ACNH - Aurora Borealis Random
The Aurora Borealis is considered a type of weather. As such, they occur randomly in the game during the Winter Season starting on December 11 until February 24.

You can only see the aurora during clear weather and appears on the night sky from 6 PM to 4 AM.

Villagers Will Tell You About the Aurora Borealis

ACNH - Aurora Villager Mention.png
Like other weather events, Tom Nook or Isablle won't give any announcement about the Aurora Borealis.

Your villagers, however, will tell you that since the weather is clear you may get a chance to see the Aurora Borealis that night.

How to View Aurora Borealis

Tilt the Camera Up to See the Sky

ACNH - Shooting Stars - Wishing on a Star

Similar to viewing a meteor shower, by tilting the Right Control Stick upwards.

How to Get Shooting Stars | Meteor Shower Guide

Take Pictures of the Sky

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Keep memories of the special night with the Camera app on your NookPhone! Click the ZL Button and select the camera app.

Make sure to tilt the camera upwards get the full view of the Aurora!

How to Use the Camera

What to Do During Aurora Borealis

Join Villagers Outside

Villagers will gather around the plaza to view the spectaular lights in the sky. Talk to your villagers to hear what they have to say about the aurora!

Invite Friends Over

Auroras don't come everyday so invite your friends to make the night even more special! Just make sure they arrive before the lights appear.

Hold an Aurora Paty!

Why not host an pre-show party before viewing the light show?

Decorate your island and home with furniture, walls, and flooring that fit the celestial mood!

Purchase Aurora Wall

ACNH - Winter Solstice - Aurora Wall.png

For a limited time, you can purchase an Aurora Wall from the Nook Shopping app.

This is a seasonal item available only in December so grab one before they're gone!

Item Item Info
ACNH - Aurora Wall ImageAurora Wall Buy Price: 7000
Sell Price: 1750 Bells
(1400 Bells in Drop-Off Box)

Decorative Furniture Items

Set up your viewing area for the Aurora with furniture to match the vibe of your event!

Aluminum Briefcase ImageAluminum Briefcase Candle ImageCandle Claw-Foot Tub ImageClaw-Foot Tub Cushion ImageCushion
Floor Light ImageFloor Light Oil Lamp ImageOil Lamp Ring ImageRing Snow Globe ImageSnow Globe
Sparkling Cider ImageSparkling Cider Table Lamp ImageTable Lamp Telescope ImageTelescope

Decorative DIY Items

You can also craft items to add to the galactic flair of your island!

Aquarius Urn ImageAquarius Urn Aries Rocking Chair ImageAries Rocking Chair Bonfire ImageBonfire Campfire ImageCampfire
Cancer Table ImageCancer Table Capricorn Ornament ImageCapricorn Ornament Crescent Moon Chair ImageCrescent Moon Chair Gemini Closet ImageGemini Closet
Leo Sculpture ImageLeo Sculpture Libra Scale ImageLibra Scale Moon ImageMoon Mush Lamp ImageMush Lamp
Nova Light ImageNova Light Pisces Lamp ImagePisces Lamp Sagittarius Arrow ImageSagittarius Arrow Scorpio Lamp ImageScorpio Lamp
Shell Lamp ImageShell Lamp Taurus Bathtub ImageTaurus Bathtub Ukulele ImageUkulele Virgo Harp ImageVirgo Harp

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1 super Boston Celtics fan25 days

ive actually never experienced the aurora borealis before but it sure looks cool!!! 🌌🌚

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