GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — The Northern Lights made themselves visible to onlookers in northern Michigan Thursday night.

Sightings were common across the Upper Peninsula and the northern Lower Peninsula, with various shades of green and purple visible to the eye.

The National Weather Service in Gaylord gave area residents a heads up ahead of the lights appearing, posting pictures from their office.

While the lights may be visible in the same areas again Friday night, cloud cover will prevent a good view for most.