The northern lights were visible across the northern Michigan skies Saturday night, including the northern Lower Peninsula.
According to Academy Capture the Atlas, the best months to see the northern lights in Michigan are from September to April.
The northern lights, also known as the aurora borealis, are an astronomical phenomenon in the Northern and Southern hemispheres where colored lights are visible in the night sky.
While they are most frequently seen closer to the North and South poles, they have been seen closer to the equator. They can be viewed by looking in the direction of the closest pole (north in the Northern Hemisphere and south in the Southern Hemisphere), according to the Library of Congress.
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The northern lights are usually caused by solar winds coming from the sun and Earth's magnetic field, according to the NOAA Space Weather Prediction Center.
This article originally appeared on Detroit Free Press: Northern lights shine bright in Michigan skies