- This article is about the natural phenomenon from the Animal Crossing series. For the villager, see Aurora (villager).
In the real world, the Aurora is a naturally occuring light show that is most commonly visible in the Arctic and Antarctic circles. The Arctic aurora is often called either the "Northern Lights" or "Aurora Borealis," while the Antarctic aurora is also known as the "Southern Lights" or "Aurora Australis." It is only visible at night time, and is caused by the collision of particles in the sky.
In City Folk, the aurora is visible on clear winter nights, and can be seen from 8 P.M. until 10 P.M. It is at its brightest once it is 9 P.M., shining bright shades of pink and green and moving constantly in a folding motion.
Residents of the player's town may comment on the aurora when it is in the sky. It can be seen best by pressing the "up" arrow on the D-pad on the Wii remote or 3DS while outdoors, enabling the player to get a full view of the sky.