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"Today we'll learn Lumos Maxima, a modified version of the Wand-Lighting Charm!"
Filius Flitwick[src]

Lumos Maxima is the incantation to a charm that can be used to produce a blinding flash of bright white light from the tip of the wand,[1] a modified version of the Wand-Lighting Charm.[3] This light can be thrown far off of the wand, illuminating the surrounding area for several minutes after its initial casting before darkening once more.[4]

Casting

To cast this light-creation spell, one must flick their wand, then draw it back and flick it a second time, after which it will light, as noted in chapter thirty-two of Extreme Incantations by Violeta Stitch.[1] The spellbook also included a diagram depicting the proper casting of this spell.[1]

History

During the 1988–1989 school year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, Professor Filius Flitwick taught his fifth year Charms students this spell.[3]

In the summer of 1993, Harry Potter practised the spell while reading the instructions from Extreme Incantations under his bed covers at 4 Privet Drive.[1]

Known practitioners

Etymology

The incantation is derived from the incantation for its predecessor, "Lumos", and the Latin word "maxima", which means "very great" or "greatest".

See also

Behind the scenes


Appearances

Notes and references

  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 1.12 Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (film) - Scene 1 (Under Covers Prologue)
  2. This is how the wand movement is described in Extreme Incantations, chapter thirty-two.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, Year 5, Chapter 29 (Final Preparations) - Charms Lesson "Lumos Maxima"
  4. 4.0 4.1 Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (film)
  5. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them - Announcement Trailer
  6. The lesson is in Chapter 29 of Year 5, and the O.W.L.s is a 91-hrs limited time event that starts immediately after Chapter 24.


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