GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — If you look north overnight, you could catch a glimpse of the Northern Lights over West Michigan.
The lights — also known as Aurora Borealis – aren’t often visible from West Michigan because we’re too far south. But once in a while, the geomagnetic storm that creates the phenomenon is strong enough that we can see the lights.
The night is darkest between 11 p.m. and 4:30 a.m., so that’s when the lights off to the north may be visible. To get the best view, you’ll probably want to get away from the city lights.
If you capture video or photos of the northern lights, you can send the images to ReportIt@woodtv.com. Be sure to include your name and where the image was taken.