Smooth, ethereal, otherworldly looking aurora effects are rarely seen, but can be incredibly moving. We go a little into the history of these “Lumia” effects, how they’re made and how you can create your own with a laser and a trip to the hardware store.

Materials used in video:
Glass tubing –
Acrylic bar –
DP100 epoxy –

Slow Motion by

References and further reading:
The Wobbulator –
The Laser Galaxy projector –
Clavilux in action –

Images used:
Alanis Morissette, Livet at sunset – Photo by Roland zh
Concert of Asyl at the Boule Noire, Paris, 29 April 2009 – Photo by Adrian Tombu
Anthony Snape Concert – Photo by Christopher Snape
Ripples and sunlight pattern in the shallow part of Brofjorden at Holländaröd, Lysekil Municipality, Sweden – Photo by W. Carter
Aurora Borealis observed in Norway on 2006-10-28 – Photo by Rafal Konieczny
Aurora borealis in Abisko National Park near Torneträsk lake in Sweden – Photo by Pavel.shyshkouski
Aurora Borealis in Estonia – Photo by Kristian Pikner



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