The Saharan Dust has arrived high in the atmosphere over the Great Lakes region. Sunlight through dust can make for some magical skies in Michigan. Here are the 10 best sun scenes in the past few days.
Sunset near Petoskey on June 29, 2020 Photo courtesy Cyndie Miller
Sunset at Charlevoix on June 29, 2020 photo courtesy Larry Puskar
One way to know you are likely looking at a dusted sunrise or sunset are the sun pillars showing. A sun pillar is a streak of sunlight that shoots straight up out of the sun.
Higgins Lake sunrise on June 20,2020. Photo courtesy Melissa Seitz
Sunset on Saginaw Bay on June 29, 2020. Photo courtesy Linda Clark
Sunset on June 28, 2020 over Grand Traverse Bay at Traverse City. Photo courtesy John Robert Williams
Sunset over a Michigan lake on June 29, 2020 Photo courtesy Billy and Sarah Ball
Sunset at Sylvan Lake on June 29, 2020. Photo courtesy of Pamela Todoroff
Sunset over Lake Michigan at Glen Arbor on June 29, 2020 Photo courtesy Laura Bresson
Sunset over the Mackinac Bridge on June 29, 2020. Photo courtesy David-Nickola
The dusty sunrises and sunsets may not end real abruptly. The upper atmosphere won’t be moving much over the next week. Dust in the upper atmosphere now will likely linger in the upper atmosphere.
There are also three more batches of Saharan Dust expected to cross the Atlantic and hover in the U.S. skies over the next week.
There should be plenty of great sunsets and sunrises coming in the next week, in case you missed it last night.
If you took a great sunrise or sunset picture, please submit it in the comments.