Diamine Aurora Borealis is the second ink created for Reddit’s r/fountainpens. I really like the first one, Diamine Earl Grey, so I decided to give this one a try too. You can find this ink at Pen Chalet.
Aurora Borealis is a beautiful dark teal.
In large swabs the ink has some pretty red sheen.
Let's take a look at how the ink behaves on fountain pen friendly papers: Rhodia, Tomoe River, and Leuchtturm.
Dry time: 30 seconds
Water resistance: Low
Show through: Medium
On Staples 24 lb copy paper the ink feathered in all nib sizes and had a little bit of bleeding.
I used a Lamy Safari Petrol with a medium nib on Tomoe River paper. The ink had an average flow. I really like this pen/ink combo.
Overall, I really like this ink. I have a weakness for teal inks, and this is a good one. Robert Oster Deep Sea is very similar to Aurora Borealis, but Deep Sea has just a little bit more sheen.
Disclaimer: I purchased this ink myself and all photos and opinions are my own. This page does contain affiliate links, but this post is not sponsored in any way.