The Aurora Borealis, known more widely as simply “The Northern Lights”, doesn’t exactly conjure thoughts of infinite sunshine, white sand beaches, and drinks playfully garnished with little paper umbrellas. On the contrary, the phenomenon of solar wind particles sharing energy in the upper atmosphere as they pass through the magnetosphere near Earth’s poles in a magnificent luminous display makes us think of places cold enough to make us take a life for a good cup of coffee.
If the thought of those dancing particles’ brilliant illumination makes you ponder the miracle of caffeine particles bouncing about through your bloodstream until you’re dancing on the ceiling yourself, then maybe this Aurora Borealis Heat Change Mug is the vessel meant for your favorite cuppa. Add a hot beverage, and watch the display on the outside mimic the spectacular green and yellow strokes appearing across frozen northern skies as particles collide with oxygen and release photons at lower altitudes under 150 miles.
This 12 oz. ceramic mug is a must-have ThinkGeek exclusive. For optimal enjoyment, keep in mind that it is neither microwave nor dishwasher safe.