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How To See Aurora Borealis In Animal Crossing New Horizons?

Are you wondering how to get Aurora Borealis in Animal Crossing New Horizons? This guide will help you out.

Animal Crossing: New Horizons never ceases to amaze us with its true to life features and one of these features is the Aurora Borealis. What is Aurora Borealis? It’s natural occurrence of light seen in the sky and is also known as Northern lights. It displays a combination of red, blue, green and many other colors in the sky, which makes for a wonderful viewing. Many of us aren’t able to see it in reality, but the game makes it possible for us to experience it virtually. In this guide, we will tell you how to see Aurora Borealis in Animal Crossing New Horizons.


How To Get Aurora Borealis in Animal Crossing: New Horizons (ACNH)

You will be able to see Aurora Borealis in Animal Crossing New Horizons during the night, that is, from 7 pm. This will only happen if it’s winter season on your island. There is no way to initiate this phenomenon in the game and is totally random.

Maybe, it can appear during a meteor shower. Our guide on shooting stars and meteor showers in ACNH will give you an idea of when it can be expected to happen. The colorful lights will disappear pretty fast so be sure to catch it when it happens.

Players are also wondering if there is any benefit of the Aurora Borealis appearing in the game, but it looks like there isn’t any. It’s just a pretty sight that you can observe, enjoy and maybe take a picture of.


Here’s how to capture a photo in ACNH:

  • Open up the Nook Phone using the ZL button.
  • Choose Camera from the options shown.
  • Give you character a reaction with the ZR button and move the character if you wish.
  • Add a filter and frame if you like.
  • If you are happy with what you see, press + to take the photo.
  • All the instructions for taking a photo in ACNH will be on the screen so it will be easy-peasy.

It will be quite a welcome change to witness this after a long day of doing ACNH activities.


For more useful tips, tricks and hidden surprises in the game, be sure to keep reading our Animal Crossing New Horizons guides.