2013 Perseid Meteor Shower

Perseids & the Milky Way, photo by gkretovic EarthSky.org’s Meteor Shower Guide explains: The Perseid meteor shower is perhaps the most beloved meteor shower of the year for the Northern Hemisphere. The shower builds gradually to a peak, often produces 50 to 100 meteors per hour in a dark sky at the peak, and, for us … Continue reading 2013 Perseid Meteor Shower

Heavy (Space) Weather: Coronal Mass Ejections and the Northern Lights

Northern Lights, photo by gkretovic Michigan in Pictures has a whole lot on the Northern Lights. The aurora borealis are one of the world’s most rare and wonderful sights and Michigan – especially the Upper Peninsula – is blessed with more than a few nights every year when this elusive phenomenon makes an appearance. The … Continue reading Heavy (Space) Weather: Coronal Mass Ejections and the Northern Lights

How Miners Falls got their name

Winter at Miners Falls, photo by gkretovic The Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore explains that Miners Falls is about five miles north of Alger County Road H-58 off Miners Castle Road. It’s a short hike of just over a mile round-trip from the parking area and Miners Castle. I always wondered about the whole “miner” thing with Miners River/Falls/Castle.  The Miners Falls … Continue reading How Miners Falls got their name

Laughing Whitefish Falls

From Below, photo by gkretovic Waterfall Week continues with this shot from the base of Laughing Whitefish Falls, about which GoWaterfalling says: Laughing Whitefish Falls is in the Laughing Whitefish Scenic Site. This is one of the most impressive of Michigan’s waterfalls. I believe it is the highest waterfall in Michigan that is readily visitable. The … Continue reading Laughing Whitefish Falls

September Storm on Lake Superior

September Storm, photo by gkretovic. Incredible wave action on Lake Superior in Marquette from a few days ago. Check it out bigger and in Greg’s Upper Peninsula of Michigan slideshow. You can purchase this and other photos at MichiganNaturePhotos.com and stay connected on Facebook. Speaking of Facebook, Greg has a great slideshow there that includes … Continue reading September Storm on Lake Superior

President Obama in Marquette

Air Force One leaving the U.P., photo by gkretovic. When it comes to high speed internet, the lights are still off in one third of our households … for millions of Americans, the railway hasn’t showed up yet.” ~President Barack Obama President Barack Obama spoke in Marquette at Northern Michigan University yesterday to tout his … Continue reading President Obama in Marquette

Rock River Falls in the Rock River Canyon Wilderness Area

Rock River Falls, photo by gkretovic. Regular readers of Michigan in Pictures know that  Go Waterfalling is the source for Michigan waterfall information. Their Rock River Falls entry says: This wild waterfall is hidden in the Rock River Wilderness Area north of Chatham. Reaching it will require you to drive down some old logging roads … Continue reading Rock River Falls in the Rock River Canyon Wilderness Area

Canyon Falls: The Grand Canyon of Michigan

Canyon Falls, photo by gkretovic. I saw a cool picture of Canyon Falls the other day that prompted me to look this up! Go Waterfalling is simply the best site for waterfall info in Michigan, and their page on Canyon Falls says: This is an impressive and easy to visit falls, and the gorge is … Continue reading Canyon Falls: The Grand Canyon of Michigan