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Want to meet me?

Fat chance 'cause there are only two main places,

Where you can see my beauty.

Many names I have, but one that is universal

I am a vampire to the day yet rely on the sun.

Similar to a peacock I am, yet I do not live.

There are varying elements that make me who I am,

So, can you figure out who I am?

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    $\begingroup$ I was thinking that electrons can be at at two places simultaneously ("two main places"), which is definitely something beautiful ("see my beauty", physicists were awarded the Nobel Prize for this discovery!) and is part of quantum physics ("QuantumTwinkie")... is this related? $\endgroup$ – Mr Pie Aug 10 '18 at 12:22
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    $\begingroup$ Wow, That sounds related, but I was not even intending that to be the answer! :D $\endgroup$ – QuantumTwinkie Aug 10 '18 at 13:58
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I think the answer is

Aurora

Want to meet me?
Fat chance 'cause there are only two main places,

Aurorae can generally only be seen in high latitude regions (around the Arctic and Antarctic - Aurora borealis and Aurora australis).

Where you can see my beauty.

Indeed it is a beautiful sight.

Many names I have, but one that is universal

Aurora comes from the Latin word for "dawn, morning light"

I am a vampire to the day yet rely on the sun.

An aurora can generally not be seen by eye during the day but are vibrant in darkness. Aurorae are produced when the magnetosphere is sufficiently disturbed by the solar wind.

Similar to a peacock I am, yet I do not live.

The aurorae come in several different colours but mainly green and blue, similar to a peacock's feathers.

There are varying elements that make me who I am,

The Wikipedia link describes various circumstances and elements that bring about aurorae

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    $\begingroup$ This is correct, good job :D $\endgroup$ – QuantumTwinkie Aug 9 '18 at 22:49
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    $\begingroup$ This is such a beautiful riddle $\endgroup$ – Xavier Stanton Aug 10 '18 at 5:02
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Could you be:

A night blooming flower?

Fat chance 'cause there are only two main places,

Where you can see my beauty.

Not sure about this one, but I am sure some of these flowers are only in a few places

Many names I have, but one that is universal

Again, might be a specific flower that has a common name and a scientific name.

I am a vampire to the day yet rely on the sun.

Night blooming flowers still need photosynthesis, but the hide until the sun is gone.

Similar to a peacock I am, yet I do not live.

Whoops

There are varying elements that make me who I am,

Nevermind

So, can you figure out who I am?

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  • $\begingroup$ Forgot to read the second to last clue.... $\endgroup$ – Cubemaster Aug 9 '18 at 21:52
  • $\begingroup$ $(+1)$ For the honesty :) $\endgroup$ – Mr Pie Aug 10 '18 at 12:19
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Another possible answer, though still not likely:

Could you be:

The moon?

Fat chance 'cause there are only two main places,

Where you can see my beauty.

You can only see the moon from earth and the moon(?)

Many names I have, but one that is universal

The moon has had many names in history, and different mythologies. Now, it is universally called the moon.

I am a vampire to the day yet rely on the sun.

You can't usually see the moon in daytime, but without the sun it would have no light.

Similar to a peacock I am, yet I do not live.

Moon is not alive, but it is pretty like a peacock (??)

There are varying elements that make me who I am,

Moon is made of many elements

So, can you figure out who I am?

I'm doing my best!

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  • $\begingroup$ Very creative yet incorrect, This answer is closer, than the last :D $\endgroup$ – QuantumTwinkie Aug 9 '18 at 22:01
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    $\begingroup$ Dammit, now I have to work on this later tonight. You haven't won yet, Twinkie. $\endgroup$ – Cubemaster Aug 9 '18 at 22:02
  • $\begingroup$ I posted one last riddle, in case you hadn't seen it. We both have something to work on XD $\endgroup$ – Cubemaster Aug 9 '18 at 22:03
  • $\begingroup$ LOL, I am switching between this tab and your puzzle :) $\endgroup$ – QuantumTwinkie Aug 9 '18 at 22:04
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    $\begingroup$ This is the best comment conversation I've seen on Puzzling :D $\endgroup$ – Mr Pie Aug 9 '18 at 22:43

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