Sky LanternsSeptember 28th, 2012 at 10:58 pm by Bill Steffen under Bill's Blog, News, Weather
Picture 1, Picture 2, Picture 3. I watched the sky lanterns from the Art Museum, while I was doing a meet and greet (gave out another 500+ Bill’s moustaches). It was pretty spectacular, with each lantern moving just a little bit differently depending on the heat from the flame and the altitude of each lantern. Here’s pictures and video. At 8 PM the wind in Grand Rapids was northwest at 7 mph. The wind about a mile above the ground was northwest at about 14 mph. In the past, I’ve had calls from people reporting UFOs and they are really seeing sky lanterns. Here’s downtown in the full moonlight.