red aurora borealis

He’s steady, solid. Candle wax scented with cloves and laundry. Dependable, grounded. Earthen.

She’s a fucking flare-up, sudden flashes and slow burns, uncontrollable, hissing and cracking, leaping at the stir of winds. Her eyes are bright with manic energy, her hair roaring tongues of flame. The words slipping through her teeth are sparks and ashes.

He sees her and blinds himself, melts a little right there. Feathers fall to the ground, seals broken. He wants to fly.

She sees him and bursts into a red giant, aurora borealis streaking across her face. She wants to fall so bad, but she is already burning out.

He is dripping with oil, wick singed. But it doesn’t matter to him, because her hands are hot on his neck and her breath is heavy in his ears and her smile is better than the wings drooping from his shoulder blades.

She calls him her angel, because she is the fiery depths of Hell, she is a demon glittering with charred kindling. But she grows gentle and soft with her touch leaving fingerprints in his skin, her lips coated in melted wax.

He realizes he’s disappearing too late. He’s caught in her embrace, deep and true, and one of his wings fall off altogether.

She realizes he’s slipping away, tries to hold on harder, succeeds in melting away his hands, the other wing drifting to the floor.

He finally drips into oblivion, locked in her grasp. Curls of molten wax steam from the ground.

She looks at the paraffin slick across her hands, layered on her lips. Burns brighter and brighter with every waking minute, trying to melt it away. But it won’t go, it won’t go away, and she glows with all the strength of a supernova and -

Just like that, there’s only liquid wax, small tongues of flame lapping at the corners.

-ctg (via @complexinside)

“Polar Vortex”
The stars appear to spin in the sky (it’s actually Earth that’s rotating) as the aurora borealis dance along the horizon. This is 464 photos combined into one image representing about four hours of time.

Aurora Borealis or Northern Lights are when protons and electrons from the sun hit the Earth’s magnetic field. The charges cause them to undulate along the magnetic field lines, with the protons going one way and the electrons in the other. When the particles hit the gasses in the atmosphere (between 600 and 60 miles up) they first gain energy, and then lose it was they continue to fall.The energy released are photons which we can see as colored light. Oxygen typically causes greens and reds, nitrogen more oranges and reds.

The signs as landscapes

Aries - A german forest in autumn. The ground is covered in red, orange, and yellow leaves. The air is crisp and cool, and it rains occasionally. When the sun shines through the leaves, stripes of sunlight passes through. From the air, the forest looks like a dotted mess; Dots of different color everywhere. An ideal forest to take a relaxing walk through.

Taurus - A mesa. The mountains are shaped like “tables”, and the ground mainly consists of sand and dry plants. Warm, orange colors are everywhere. At nighttime you can see the Milky Way like a belt, surrounded by millions of stars.

Gemini - Bolivia’s Uyuni salt flats. The world’s largest salt desert’s ground turns into a “border between heaven and earth” after it rains. The reason for this is that the ground mirrors the sky when the ground is wet. (Google it, its amazing)

Cancer - A coral reef. Colorful fishes swim amongst the large clusters of coral. The reef radiates of life, with starfish, urchins, jellyfish, and sea horses everywhere. Seaweed and seaflowers covers the ocean floor, and everything is really colorful.

Leo - A large city. It’s constantly crowded with cars and people. Massive skyscrapers dominate the skyline, and at night, the city lights up with thousands of colors.

Virgo - The wilderness of Norway in the winter. The snow falls from the sky lightly. White-grey mountains look dramatic in front of the green/red/blue Aurora Borealis. The whole scene has a surreal and magical feel to it.

Libra - A maldivian beach. Turquoise waves crash against white sand. Long, slender palm trees bends up and towards the sky. On the sand, many small boats lie, ready to be used for fishing. The sun shines down on the water, making it sparkly. The sky is an uniform azure color.

Scorpio - A lush and tranquil jungle. Tall, green trees and dense greenery are everywhere. The jungle gets life from all the colorful birds singing and flying around. A small waterfall with crystalline water flows down into a small pond, surrounded with flowers and hummingbirds. Monkeys jump around in the tallest trees. At night, all the stars are visible.

Sagittarius - A greek village by the coast. Small, white houses sit on a sloped cliff, facing the blue sea. The pace of life is slow here, with a relaxing atmosphere. Charming blue domed churches and small tavernas are normal to see in this part of the world. Olive/plum groves run down to the shore.

Capricorn - A Japanese pagoda by a lake. The red and white pagoda with ornate decorations is reflected off the water, and so are the pink cherry trees. The soft pink petals rustle in the wind, and some fall to the ground. Koi-fish swim peacefully in the lake, while the wind blows softly. Small wooden bridges run over the lakes.

Aquarius - Mountains in Himalaya. Giant snowy mountains tower over the numerous icy hills and glaciers. Home to the highest peaks on the planet, the Himalayas begin in Pakistan stretching across India, Bhutan and Nepal until reaching China in the east. This is a majestic landscape of mountains, deep valleys and glaciers, dominated by Mount Everest/Sagarmatha in the Mahalangur section.

Pisces - A meadow in the summertime. There are patches of gorgeous flowers everywhere. The sky is a cloudless azure blue. Bright songbirds flutter overhead. There is just a slight breeze in the air. Fat bumblebees fly around. The grass is a vivid green, and the trees are dense with leaves/fruit and provide shade. The meadow gradually developes into large hills.