Michigan Lights Up the New Year by CIMSS UW-Madison
This satellite photo from the Cooperative Institute for Meteorological Satellite Studies (CIMSS) at the University of Wisconsin shows:
…two of the first 2021 images from the Suomi-NPP and NOAA-20 satellites when they flew over the U.S. overnight to acquire stunning VIIRS nighttime imagery with light from recently full moon (98% illumination). City lights shimmer in the wintry landscape while a large storm swirls in the Mississippi Valley. Including a zoom into the Great Lakes Region because there’s no place like home!
Indeed!! Head over to their Facebook page for more & congratulations for being a part of the most welcoming state from space on the planet!! ;)
Essexville Ice Formation by Jeff Caverly
I’ve featured this stunning photo before but had to bring it back for an encore! Head over to Jeff’s Flickr for more & definitely follow Jeff Caverly Photography on Facebook!
sault ste. marie international bridge, michigan by twurdemann
The International Bridge at Sault Ste. Marie is the only vehicular crossing between Ontario and Michigan within a 300-mile distance, connecting the sister cities of Sault Ste. Marie across the St. Mary’s River.
See more in twurdemann’s International Bridge gallery on Flickr.
Superior Light Show_1283, photo by Mike Hainstock
Light shows in the UP are typically of the Northern Lights variety, but Mike has captured a stunning view that I think is the lights of Baraga as seen from L’Anse though it could be the other way around. Update – Mike comments below that it is L’Anse from Baraga.
In any case, it’s awesome. Be sure to check this out on black and see more in Mike’s slideshow.
PS: Nice matching shot for Thursday’s photo too!