Saturday, October 30, 2021

Black Caterday

Okay, who did this?

black kitty bats who did thisThe Black Bat Cat Squad

And as if Halloween isn’t scary enough as is, there’s this:

The Space Weather Prediction Center has issued a Strong Geomagnetic Storm Watch for Oct. 30 through Oct. 31. This watch has been posted due to a significant solar flare and Coronal Mass Ejection from the sun that occurred in the late morning on Oct. 28…The Space Weather Prediction Center has posted a level G3 Geomagnetic Storm Watch, which is considered strong.

“Strong” is smack dab in the middle of the 1-5 scale. So don’t expect much in the way of power system interruptions, but do expect, if you’re far enough north – and Michigan is – some spectacular Northern Lights like these previous events produced.

northern lights marquette michiganMarquette, MI

northern lights sleeping bear baySleeping Bear Bay, MI

early morning northern lights over presque isle marquette miPresque Isle, MI

Gillman-Aurora-Mackinac bridgeMackinac Bridge, MI

Viewing the Aurora, as with so many things in life, all boils down to timing and location, location, location.

one not like other

And if you don’t believe me just ask this calico cat who staked out his location for viewing the Halloween festivities with great care and timing.

8ndi2tywvav71One of these things is not like the others.

Happy Caterday, Aurora Borealis, and likely official-Halloween-trick-or-treat-and-party day. Knock yourselves out with the sugar.