Aurora generator

The mysterious northern lights

21-12-2021 - 0 minutes, 57 seconds -
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The Aurora Borealis, or the northern lights, is something that has fascinated me for my entire life. Growing up in Sweden I have been able to experience its splendor several times on trips north of the Arctic Circle. There is something about it that just sparks my imagination. Standing below the dancing sky somehow feels alien, like you're on another planet. It makes you feel tiny, and that you're a part of something bigger than the petty events of your daily life. When the plague is over I can strongly recommend taking a trip to northern Europe or Canada. The spirit of the aurora cannot be captured on film, it has to be seen in person. It's an absolutely life-changing experience.

Here is a generator to make earthly auroras, with a pinch of folklore myths mixed in. A text version can be seen below the image.


Color d6

  1. Green
  2. Green/Violet
  3. Green/Red
  4. Green/Violet/Red
  5. Violet
  6. Violet/Red

Motion d6

  1. Still
  2. Calm
  3. Graceful
  4. Fast
  5. Violent
  6. Explosive

Sound d6

  1. Silent
  2. Popping
  3. Whining
  4. Rustling
  5. Hissing
  6. Static

Meaning d6

  1. Bad omen
  2. Gods battling
  3. Spirits of the dead dancing
  4. Child being born
  5. Firefox running across the sky
  6. Good omen