Mother Nature Giving Michigan A Northern Lights Show This Weekend
Conditions are right for most of Michigan to see a Northern Lights show over Labor Day Weekend.
I grew up in northern lower Michigan, so I remember often seeing the amazing light show that happens during the Northern Lights. It's actually pretty rare for the lights to show in the sky this far south though, so this weekend is pretty special. The skies are supposed to be mostly clear as well, so we could get lucky.
If you plan on taking a trip up north for the holiday weekend, plan on staying outside one night so you can see the show.
There's really no way to describe it, and even video doesn't really do it justice. I don't know if it's because of the way the lights move in the sky, or maybe there's something to do with the magnetic fields, but the air feels different during active Northern Lights.
I know I'll be taking my kids outside each night this weekend to catch a glimpse, hopefully you will do the same. If you are looking for a preview, check out this cool video of the Northern Lights putting on a show over the Mackinaw Bridge.