Photos: Northern Lights In Michigan 9/10 & 9/11
The Space Weather Prediction Center at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration issued a magnetic storm watch that extends into Michigan, beginning Monday at 8 p.m. and is expected to continue into Wednesday 9/12/18. Here are some photos from last nights light show.
The northern lights (also known as auroras) is described as a natural light display in the Earth's sky. They are normally spotted in regions near the Arctic and Antarctic. They happen after electrons are disturbed by solar winds and react to Earth's magnetic field. This is the short explanation. The truth is there is a lot of science involved and many conditions have to be just right to produce the lovely dance of lights across the night sky.
The southern half of Michigan's lower peninsula can be challenging for those hoping to take the phenomenon in. Just as there are storm chasers, there are those who chase the lights. When looking to view the northern lights you want to find a location with little light pollution and an unobstructed view of the night sky. Click here for great road-trip locations to try viewing the northern lights.
While those out viewing the northern lights last night battled clouds on and off, Tuesday night's forecast is calling for clear skies.