Waterfall Wednesday: Upper Hungarian Falls

Upper Hungarian Falls by Eric Hackney It’s Wednesday again so let’s make friends with one of Michigan’s 200+ named waterfalls. GoWaterfalling’s page on Hungarian Falls says: Dover Creek tumbles overs a series of falls on its way down to Torch Lake. Two of the falls are around 20 feet high, and the last is a … Continue reading Waterfall Wednesday: Upper Hungarian Falls

Waterfall Wednesday: Slate River Falls

Slate River Falls Splendor by Eric Hackney GoWaterfalling is the premier source for information about Michigan’s many waterfalls. Their Slate River Falls entry says: Slate River Falls is, unsurprisingly, on the Slate River. This is the largest of many drops over a three mile stretch of the river. This is a wild waterfall, with no … Continue reading Waterfall Wednesday: Slate River Falls

Loooking at yourself in the mirror: Portage Lake Lift Bridge edition

Reflections by Eric Hackney Photography Here’s a #TBT (Throwback Thursday) pic from 3 years ago of the Portage Lake Lift Bridge between Houghton & Hancock on Michigan’s Keweenaw Peninsula. Wikipedia’s Portage Lake Lift Bridge entry says: The Portage Lake Lift Bridge connects the cities of Hancock and Houghton, Michigan, USA, across Portage Lake, a portion … Continue reading Loooking at yourself in the mirror: Portage Lake Lift Bridge edition

Rainbow Reflected

Rainbow Reflected, photo by Eric Hackney Photography My position is that should take your rainbows as they come – here’s a beauty featuring the Portage Lake Lift Bridge in Houghton taken this Sunday! View the photo bigger and see more in Eric’s Chasing the Rainbow album on Facebook. Many more Michigan rainbows & more rainbow science … Continue reading Rainbow Reflected

Return to Rainbow Falls

Rainbow Falls [Summer 2015], photo by Eric Hackney I’ve profiled Rainbow Falls and the other waterfalls of the Black River Scenic Byway on Michigan in Pictures, but my friend Gary shared a super-cool video that I want to share with all of you! GoWaterfalling’s says that Rainbow Falls is: …the last of the main falls on the … Continue reading Return to Rainbow Falls

Dance of Light, March of Science

Dance of Light, photo by Eric Hackney “Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less.” ― Marie Curie The NOAA/NWS Space Weather Prediction Center (SWPC) has forecast a G2 level storm for tonight, which may very well produce … Continue reading Dance of Light, March of Science

Super Moon over the Lift Bridge

Super Moon over the Lift Bridge, photo by Eric Hackney Marvelous shot of the nearly full Supermoon over the Portage Lake Lift Bridge that connects the UP cities of Houghton & Hancock. View Eric’s photo bigger, see more in his 11-13-16: Supermoon Rise slideshow, and definitely follow Eric Hackney Photography on Facebook! More from Houghton on Michigan … Continue reading Super Moon over the Lift Bridge

Northern Lights and a Proton Arc!

The Milky Way, A Proton Arc, and the Northern Lights!, photo by Eric Hackney Last night I got a couple of texts that the northern lights were out. By the time I got to the beach here in northern lower Michigan, they had died back to a soft arc on the horizon. Up on the Keweenaw … Continue reading Northern Lights and a Proton Arc!

Northern Lights Rewind: July 11th Edition

The Aurora Appears, photo by Eric Hackney NOAA and the National Weather Service provide forecasts for the Northern Lights through the Space Weather Prediction Center. They have a Minor Watch in effect for this evening due to a “disturbance in the solar wind due to a recurrent positive polarity coronal hole high speed stream (CH HSS) is likely … Continue reading Northern Lights Rewind: July 11th Edition

Michigan Northern Lights Alert!

Arc of Green, photo by Eric Hackney While it’s virtually impossible to predict when the aurora borealis will make an appearance, it’s tied to what’s happening on the sun. NOAA’s Space Weather Prediction Center keeps tabs on what our local star is doing and is my go-to for Northern Lights forecasting. They are reporting strong … Continue reading Michigan Northern Lights Alert!