Clear skies and perfect conditions allowed people all across the United States, including West Michigan, to see the Northern Lights last night.  If you missed it, we have the amazing timelapse video. explains last night's Northern Lights:

A coronal mass ejection (CME) hit Earth on Oct. 24th at approximately 1800 UT (2:00 pm EDT). The impact strongly compressed Earth's magnetic field, directly exposing geosynchronous satellites to solar wind plasma, and sparked an intense geomagnetic storm. As night fell over North America, auroras spilled across the Canadian border into the contiguous United States.


Translation = "look north last night, see pretty lights in sky"