Sometimes it can be surprisingly difficult to distinguish science and nature from fantasy. Take the Northern Lights, for example. Those brilliant displays of green, blue, red, and sometimes purple in the far northern sky seem as though they could only be pure fantasy. And yet the phenomenon is the work of charged particles, solar winds and geomagnetic storms (read here for a more scientific explanation).
This fantastic light show is the inspiration for my Aurora Wrap. Aurora was the Roman goddess of the dawn, so the Aurora borealis translates as the dawn of the North.
Like my nebula inspired scarf, the endless variation of the Aurora's colors and patterns will likely inspire many scarves. This scarf plays with the greens and blues that occur when solar particles collide with oxygen and nitrogen atoms at relatively low altitudes. The picture above (photographer unknown, as the photo appears to be freely available and uncredited online) was my reference image for this particular scarf.