Q:

Can you see the northern lights from Michigan?

A:

Quick Answer

The Northern Lights are quite often visible from the northern portion of the state of Michigan. At times, the Northern Lights can be seen across the central and southern portion of the state and even into central Wisconsin and northern Iowa.

Know More

Full Answer

The Northern Lights is a common name for Aurora Borealis. The further north one is in Michigan, the better the likelihood of seeing the Northern Lights when the Aurora Borealis is flaring.

Some of the best places to see the northern lights in Michigan include Isle Royal, the Dapple-Gray Bed & Breakfast on the Keweenaw Peninsula in Copper Harbor, and the Lantern Room at the Big Bay Bed & Breakfast in Big Bay.

Learn more about The Midwest

Related Questions

  • Q:

    What is a major landform in Michigan?

    A:

    One major landform in the state of Michigan is the Huron Mountains. Located in the Upper Peninsula of the state, primarily in Marquette and Baraga counties, these mountains overlook Lake Superior.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    Where do you see the Northern Lights?

    A:

    Under normal circumstances, the northern lights occur in a narrow band around 10 to 20 degrees of latitude from the North Pole. In North America, this restricts their range to parts of Alaska, northwest Canada and Greenland. In Europe, Norway and parts of Siberia also experience the northern lights on occasion. However, changes in the Earth's geomagnetic field and solar activity can alter the range and activity of the aurorae.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    How can you see the northern lights?

    A:

    In order to see the northern lights, one needs to travel to the extreme northern part of the planet. The aurora borealis is typically only visible in a band a few degrees of latitude wide, starting 10 to 20 degrees of latitude from the North Pole. Under normal circumstances, this means that only Alaska, northwest Canada, Greenland, Russia and the Scandinavian countries offer good viewing opportunities from land.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    What are all of cities in Michigan?

    A:

    As of 2010, the five largest cities in Michigan are Detroit, Grand Rapids, Warren, Sterling Heights and Lansing. Rounding out the top 10 are Ann Arbor, Flint, Dearborn, Livonia and Clinton Township; all 10 rest in the bottom half of the state's Lower Peninsula.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:

Explore