Aurora Borealis Animal Crossing New Horizons: How to View

Aurora Borealis in Animal Crossing New Horizons explained.
Aurora Borealis in Animal Crossing New Horizons explained. / OLIVIER MORIN/Getty Images

Aurora Borealis in Animal Crossing New Horizons, also known as the Northern Lights, is a very rare occurrence in the most northern parts of the world. Luckily Animal Crossing players will get the chance to enjoy digital ones anywhere in the world.

The Aurora Borealis in Animal Crossing New Horizons is much more generous than the real ones. They will appear for an hour or two anytime after 7PM just like shooting stars. They are also not region locked like the real ones and can appear in the Southern Hemisphere. Auroras in the Southern hemisphere are usually known as Aurora Australis.

Aurora Borealis Animal Crossing New Horizons

The timing of the Animal Crossing New Horizons auroras is also interesting because they appear exclusively during winter, unlike the real versions. Right now it is possible to view them in the Southern Hemisphere, but players in the Northern Hemisphere can time travel to winter to see them.

When to View Aurora Borealis in Animal Crossing New Horizons

Aurora Borealis will be visible to Northern Hemisphere players in December, January, and February anytime after 7 p.m in your local time.

When to View Aurora Australis in Animal Crossing New Horizons

Aurora Australis will be visible to Southern Hemisphere players in June, July, and August anytime after 7 p.m. in your local time.