GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. - Get your cameras out, Michiganders, because in the coming days, you might be able to get some great photos of the Northern Lights.

More common in Northern Michigan and the Upper Peninsula, there are times when the Aurora Borealis can be seen from the Lower Peninsula and the southern part of the state.

The National Oceanic and Atmosphere Administration's Space Weather Prediction Center has issued a G1 minor geomagnetic storm watch for May 15 and 16 due to anticipated Coronal Mass Ejection (CME) effects. NOAA said a series of three CME's have taken place since May 10.

The first two CME events are expected to arrive on May 15 and the third is anticipated to arrive later on May 16.

Geomagnetic Storm

Shawn Malone, a visual artist based in Marquette, Michigan, wrote on Pure Michigan's website that the two most important factors when viewing the Northern Lights in Michigan are latitude and relatively low light pollution.

If you want the best photos of the Aurora Borealis, be sure to check out Happy World's guide to getting the best shots.


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