Awaking before dawn this past Thursday the 25th after having monitored overnight satellite trends, I had a feeling that there might be something. Stepping out while still dark as the first light was just beginning to break the horizon, cloud bases suggested today had the potential to go big. This would be an understatement for the entire Midwest including all of Illinois from Chicago to deep down in SW Missouri was treated to a phenomenal sight.
Speaking of phone pics, below is a vertical shot created exclusively for use as phone wallpaper. Feel free to save the text free version and add to your home screen as to celebrate autumnal color and harvest season!