auroraphobia

auroraphobia2016-11-15T23:20:51+00:00

auroraphobia 

PSYCHOLOGY

Morbid fear of the northern lights–aurora borealis

This rates among the top 10 silliest “phobias”. One can only speculate as to its parentage…perhaps a bored lexicographer? Just because one can juxtapose two classic roots (here, Latin–aurora, and Greek–phobia) doesn’t mean one should. One doubts this term has ever been used in a clinical setting, or that it rates as a proper phobia. 

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