Depending on cloud coverage, Michigan could get a dazzling northern lights show in the next hour.
From Christian Science Monitor:
Thanks to a big solar flare that left the Sun Thursday,Accuweather.com is generating some buzz online by predicting a "dazzling" light show tonight:
"The flare is also expected to cause vibrant northern lights from the Arctic as far south as New York, the Dakotas, Washington and Michigan, with a smaller possibility of it going into Pennsylvania and Iowa, evenKansas. The lights are currently estimated for 8 p.m. EDT Saturday arrival, with a possible deviation of up to seven hours. If the radiation hits much after dark settles on the East Coast the lights may be missed and will instead only be visible for the West."
I wouldn't know where to head to get the best view, but I've heard Lake St. Clair offers ripe conditions. Maybe Belle Isle? Who knows. From Michigan Radio, a description similar to one I would give on how the northern lights are created:
The northern lights are created when solar winds carry highly charged particles... so it's like when gases... you see, the Earth has a magnetic field...
Oh, forget it. Let's let the experts explain it with some cool video:
Check out the video located atop the post. And then run outside like mad and don't stop until you can catch a glimpse.