Northern Michigan Catches Spectacular Views of the Northern Lights

The Northern Lights put on a fantastic show Thursday night and some of our viewers captured the beautiful views!

Our first photo is a shot from Jason Price who shared his view of the Northern Lights from Elk Rapids Thursday night.

The second photo is from Mike Grady, showing us his spectacular sighting in East Jordan.

This phenomenon happens when particles from the sun hit atoms in the earth’s atmosphere, causing electrons to move faster.

When they slow down, they release a photon, creating the beautiful dancing lights.