Apr 11-08

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2008: April: Apr 11-08
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Photos by Brian and Shawn Malone
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Photos by Brian and Shawn Malone

Mary Drew at Pasty Central (Mdrew) on Friday, April 11, 2008 - 07:21 am:

With the new blanket of snow we've received here UP North, I thought these two photos from Brian and Shawn Malone would be a nice respite from the white of the landscape. The Aurora Borealis (also known as the Northern Lights) display is truly something to behold, constantly changing right before your eyes, lighting up the night sky over Lake Superior, which these shots captured perfectly. Quite a spectrum of colors to give us a change of pace from the snowy pictures we've been viewing for the last 5 months or so. Although, if you take your eyes away from the colorful sky in the photos and pan down to the ground, you'll see the dirty snowbanks illuminated by the passing cars. So the snowbanks are still there, it's just that the Malone's directed our focus on the beauty in the heavens, not the stuff on the ground. Thanks Brian and Shawn!

By Margaret, Amarillo TX (Margaret) on Friday, April 11, 2008 - 07:25 am:

Oooooo, those greens are something.

By Alex "UP-Goldwinger" (Alex) on Friday, April 11, 2008 - 07:45 am:


By JAD, Oscar, MI (Jandalq) on Friday, April 11, 2008 - 08:01 am:

where and when?

By Cindy Pihlaja Russell (Gone2long) on Friday, April 11, 2008 - 08:16 am:

Wow! Positively beautiful!

By Deb S. (Usedtobeayooper) on Friday, April 11, 2008 - 08:29 am:

WOW!! Breathtaking!! Much better than looking at the snow that's coming down out here.

By Janie T. (Bobbysgirl) on Friday, April 11, 2008 - 08:45 am:

I remember the first time I saw this light show. Bob and I were on a snowmobile vacation, we were walking back to The King Copper Motel from the Mariner, after supper one nite, what an awesome treat!

By Helen (Heleninhubbel) on Friday, April 11, 2008 - 09:25 am:

WOW......God is truly a great artist, and he does it all for our pleasure.

I hate the snow !!!!! It is April already ... cheeezzzz

God's blessings on each and every one....

even you Danny...........giggles

By Brooke (Lovethekeweenaw) on Friday, April 11, 2008 - 09:54 am:

Much better than dirty snowbanks, have not seen that light show since I was about 10. Everyone enjoy the snowday!

By Cindy Pihlaja Russell (Gone2long) on Friday, April 11, 2008 - 11:43 am:

No snow here in Lansing today. We are supposed to hit 70 today and maybe severe weather in the afternoon, but no snow. Woo hoo!

By Frank Picotte (Frankp) on Friday, April 11, 2008 - 12:15 pm:

Very ezcellent photo's of the northern lights. Keep up the good work. Suppose to be in the eighties here today and for the week-end.

By Marsha, Genesee/Aura (Marsha) on Friday, April 11, 2008 - 12:20 pm:

Janie: Sometimes I read some simple thing, and I am transported to the place described. Such was the case just now when I read your post! The whole scene: walking back to the motel at night with the northern lights after dinner at the Mariner. Almost heaven, northern Michigan!

Just heard the weather report before I got out of my car coming back from lunch: Heavy rain, high winds, straight-line winds, possible tornado between 3:00 this afternoon and 10:00 tonight. Sounds like a day in the life of The Wilderness Family, except they'd have a wolf on the roof and a bear at the door. Right now it's beautiful out. We get out of school at 3:15 so all the kids will be going home in that, many to trailers. Hopefully it starts after we get home. But then I'll be right back out in it, going to my usual Friday night dinner spot in Clio (Twin's), and we HAVE to do that, regardless of the weather.

By Just me (Jaby) on Friday, April 11, 2008 - 12:22 pm:

Awesome! Awesome! Awesome!What awesome photos!

By David A Hagen/Faith Financial (Davehagen) on Friday, April 11, 2008 - 12:49 pm:

What a gorgeous sight.Even being raised in the UP I never get over those northern lites. What beauty and only in the UP are they this good.

By David Hiltunen (Davidcorrytontn) on Friday, April 11, 2008 - 01:19 pm:

The photo's are gorgeous! It has been a long time since I seen a sight like that in person too.Thanks. Going to have to do something about that.Maybe I should come on UP, eh? Before they start printing those new $5.00 Bills good for one gallon of gas. Five dollars don't get you much now a days. But it is great to come here on Pasty and forget about things for awhile.

By osceola brulla (Sonofbrulla) on Friday, April 11, 2008 - 01:31 pm:

Wow sure are some nice shots i remember the first time i seen the lights our house looked like it was risen up into the sky we just came back from houghton and i ran into the house to get my g mother so she could see them i do beleive that it was her first time also she would of been 97 now sure is funny how pictures bring back some great memories i love taken pictures

By Frederic W. Koski (Fred) on Friday, April 11, 2008 - 01:34 pm:

Very cool pics!

By B. McKamey (Bmckamey) on Friday, April 11, 2008 - 02:18 pm:

Truly spectaular! Wish I had been there.

By Margaret, Amarillo TX (Margaret) on Friday, April 11, 2008 - 02:25 pm:

Sharon's view is wet and I think snowy.

By Danielle L. Adams (Badkid) on Friday, April 11, 2008 - 04:20 pm:

These are awesome pictures! I have only seen these once in my life so far and they are very breathtaking. They kind of make you just take in the moment and enjoy what you have. They also make you want to try and forget everything that is troubling you even if it is for a little while.

By John W (Jwahtola) on Friday, April 11, 2008 - 04:39 pm:

Awesome pictures.

By Richard L. Barclay (Notroll) on Friday, April 11, 2008 - 05:53 pm:

Great pictures, haven't figured out how to do that myself, but I keep trying. Wanted to add the dirty snow is gone for the moment, Winter is back
by land
One if by land
and by sea!
Two if by sea

By Walter P McNew (Waltermcnew) on Friday, April 11, 2008 - 08:15 pm:


By kosk in Toronto (Koskintoronto) on Friday, April 11, 2008 - 09:58 pm:

I showed these pictures to my class today. They were stunned.
Living in the city, they rarely see any stars, let alone the Northern
Lights. Lovely.

By Renee in AL (Renee) on Friday, April 11, 2008 - 10:54 pm:

Wow! Nice pictures!! I love seeing pictures of the Northern Lights. Altho photos in general really don't do them justice. Got to see them many times while on vacation up north. Also got to see a few of the stronger aurora storms while I lived in Chicago area and even seen it about 3 times while here now in AL! For those of you that want to follow such and want to know when to look for them check out this site:


Best wishes to all and keep looking up!
Renee in AL

By FRNash/PHX, AZ (Frnash) on Friday, April 11, 2008 - 11:42 pm:

Here are a few more fantastic Aurora sites … (from Finland!):

1. From Virtual Finland

2. From Tom Eklund

3. Jouni Jussila's Revoltulet

4. From Lapland

(The latter site includes still more Aurora links!)

By Diane Miller Wallace (Sage) on Sunday, April 13, 2008 - 12:31 pm:

Wow, great links FRNash. I really enjoyed looking at them.

By Gustaf O. Linja (Gusso) on Sunday, April 20, 2008 - 11:48 pm:

Great photos brings back many memories while growing up on Prospect Street in Hancock. One night in 1947 there was a super display of the Northern Lights as well as a great meteor shower at the same time. So much going on one didn't know where to look.

By Anna Griswold (Josta) on Thursday, August 7, 2008 - 11:05 am:

WOW these are gorgeous pictures! :)

And...is that you uncle Gus? I don't know how many Gus Linjas there are in the UP, but, HI, in case it is! :D

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