Major X-class solar flare

This short video shows the latest solar flare on the sun, which should produce a very nice aurora this weekend visible in areas where it gets dark, from southern Alaska all the way to the middle of the USA, also in areas of Europe where it gets dark at night. This is a big enough event to want to tell your friends in the lower 48 about, and definitely to stay up late to watch, or head out of the city to discover.

If you will be traveling by airplane, be on the lookout out your window. *The show is predicted to start as soon as it gets dark on Saturday night* and expected to produce aurora for a few days later. This is also valid for the Southern Hemisphere, including southern New Zealand, Australia, and Antarctica.