Hi friends! We’ve decided to declare today a “Michigan Monday”. Across our social networks all day, we’re going to really focus on the incredible music coming out of Michigan. First, we’re going to announce four big shows, headlined by Michigan acts, that you should be pumped about!
Stay tuned, we’ll be announcing shows throughout the day!
Aurora Observed Over Northern Michigan Photographer: Greg Raniszewski; Summary Authors: Greg Raniszewski, Jim Foster
Shown above are photos of the northern lights as observed looking out over Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore in Michigan. These lovely lights were produced by the huge solar storm on March 16, 2015 — perhaps the most noteworthy in three years. The collision of solar wind particles with Earth’s magnetosphere acts to accelerate the particles, forcing them down to altitudes of about 60 to 250 mi (100 to 400 km). It’s here where they excite nitrogen and oxygen molecules, releasing photons that result in the breathtaking draperies, swirls and waves that on occasion liven the northern (aurora borealis) and southern (aurora australis) skies. A meteor adds a nice accent to the bottom image. Photos taken on March 17, between 9:00 and 11:00 p.m.