Next two nights provide chance to catch northern lights
Wed, 08 Jan 2014 22:02:02 GMT —
Solar flares from a highly active sunspot erupted on the face of the sun Tuesday.
A massive solar wind was blasted into space in the direction of Earth. As this wind with its magnetic particles approaches our planet, it increases our chance for seeing the Aurora Borealis or Northern Lights on Thursday.
The sky above Michigan will be partly cloudy tonight thru Thursday morning, so we will have an opportunity of seeing the lights before sunrise Thursday and possibly again Thursday evening after sunset.
Find as dark an area as you can and look northward. It takes about 20 minutes for your eyes to fully adjust to the darkness. If you see the Northern Lights, we would love to see pictures. Share them with us on our Facebook page or by tweeting @upnorthlive.