A Dazzling Light Display
However, the wind sure did cause a mini-sandstorm on the beach, which was somewhat annoying. Even with the wind and sandstorm, nothing could ever ruin a stunning Northern Lights display! Tom O’Hare from 9&10 News kept me up to date with the cloud cover forecast, which slowly filtered in from the east. Also, you may see two orange lights seemingly floating in the middle of Lake Huron, I believe those are the lights on the Mackinaw Bridge. The 30 second long exposure had no problem picking them up.
By 3AM I was completely tired out and called it quits for the night. This aurora event was certainly the strongest since last September’s. Keep in mind that 2012 is expected to be very active with geomagnetic storms just like this one, so if you missed the light show you will have another chance soon enough!