Watch for the moon and Mars 11 27. This year, the Perseid spectacle will peak on the nights of August 11 and 12. Bridge Michigan. And with more rain comes more flooding, and more loss of life and property. Lawless International Dark Sky Park.

DR. T.K. That’s when the annual Perseid meteor shower occurs, a celestial show that, on its peak nights, has 50 to 100 meteors streaking across the sky each hour -- and sometimes even fireballs. Use it to locate a planet, the Moon, or the Sun and track their movements across the sky. The Alpena area is home to three state-designated Dark Sky PreservesRockport State Recreation Area, Thompson's Harbor State Park and Negwegon State Park. 12 Michigan dark-sky spots for watching the Perseid meteor shower this week For stargazers, mid-August is one of the most magical times of the year. Michigan awoke to a pink-tinted sky Tuesday morning, a sign that smoke from devastating wildfires in the western United States has made its way across the continent and into our atmosphere.

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Not in the near term, said Paul Rogers, a wildland fire prevention specialist with the Michigan Department of Natural Resources.

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Michigan awoke to a pink-tinted sky Tuesday morning, a sign that smoke from devastating wildfires in the western United States has made its way across the continent and into our atmosphere. Michigan’s state park dark-sky preserves are: Lake Hudson Recreation Area (Lenawee County), Rockport Recreation Area (Presque Isle County), Thompson's Harbor State Park (Presque Isle County). Journalism matters.

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White sky. That, said Stephanie Hengesbach, a meteorologist and air quality forecaster with EGLE, is because the smoke is too high in the atmosphere to affect air quality close to the ground. This solar wind puts a pressure on Earth’s magnetic field, which is […] Michigan’s state’s relatively flat, heavily-roaded terrain and milder, more humid climate make it easier for firefighters to combat blazes. Their occurrence is tied to the activity of the Sun, and the solar wind caused by the eruption of spots on the Sun’s surface.

We have included here some great sites that you can research in order to help you in your hunt for aurora, and please note that we love it when you share pictures of what you’ve found in the night sky; you can email them to us at or message them to us through the Headlands Facebook page. Hengesbach said EGLE air quality forecasters “will be updating our air quality forecasts and letting the public know if they need to take care.”. Michigan Sky Media not only travels the state of Michigan in pursuit of taking the best photographs, but we also put the same effort into making your business or properties look just as good.

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Weather patterns further into the future are hard to predict, but Dan Cornish of the National Weather Service in Gaylord said shifting wind patterns in the coming days could carry the smoke away from Michigan. Even though hemp oil could replace all your plastics and more.......while being highly replaceable and environmentally conscious........and if we had kept researching non oil energy sources for the last forty years instead of throwing it in the crapper............ How much longer are we going to listen to people who think trees spontaneously combust and we need to rake our forests? Michigan has six state parks with designated dark-sky preserves that give visitors the opportunity to revel in the night sky past normal park operating hours -- a plus during the longest days of the year, when twilight in Michigan can linger well past 10 p.m. Just know that a state park Recreation Passport is required for entry, and that camping is only allowed at the park’s designated campgrounds.

That said, Michigan is not immune to large blazes., 15675 Headlands Rd, Mackinaw City, MI 49701.

The Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy’s air quality forecast showed healthy air throughout Michigan on Tuesday, despite the hazy skies. This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged. This year’s wildfires are different, though: Severe drought across the West and highly unusual wind patterns whipped existing blazes into megafires, driving fire deep into temperate rainforests that rarely burn and smoking out cities far from the flames. As part of a mutual aid agreement with the U.S. Forest Service, Michigan has sent more than 30 fire personnel and five fire engines to the West Coast to help combat the blazes, Rogers said.

In 2019, Outside Magazine declared the Mitten State to have “some of the best stargazing in the country,” and we have to agree.

The past five years have been Michigan’s wettest five-year period on record, Andresen said.