Epic Sable Point

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Epic Sable Point, photo by Jamie MacDonald

NOAA’s Space Weather Advisory Center is a go-to resource for early alerts on potentially good nights for viewing the Northern Lights in Michigan. The Aurora Borealis made an appearance over the weekend, and Space Weather suggests that tonight holds some promise:

The CME (coronal mass ejection) that produced G3 (Strong) geomagnetic storms on August 15th, 2015 seems to have moved past the Earth. However, we are still under the influence of a high speed solar wind stream from coronal hole 88 (CH 88) and G1 (Minor) geomagnetic storms are possible in the evening to overnight hours. A G1 Watch has been issued for the UTC day of August 17th to reflect this activity.

Head over to NOAA Space Weather for lots more including images of solar activity and all kinds of cosmic goodness.

Jamie says that he went to shoot the Milky Way over the lighthouse and was treated to the Aurora Borealis too! View his photo bigger and see more in his Landscapes slideshow.

Lots more about Big Sable Point Lighthouse and tons more northern lights on Michigan in Pictures!

2 thoughts on “Epic Sable Point

  1. Since I don’t have the time and/or money to do much travelling, I really appreciate all the awesome pictures and stories you post of my home state. (It really is a great place to live. I don’t care what anyone says!) :)

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