Image from the NASA Solar Dynamics Observatory
Late word from NASA this evening is that the X 1.4 solar flare today IS headed in our direction, and may produce a moderate to severe geomagnetic storm on Saturday when it arrives. It may produce auroras Saturday down to a latitude of 35 degrees!
From NASA- click to see the animation.
There is also a significant risk for geostationary satellites and cross polar flights will likely be impacted as well due to HF radio blackouts and some minor radiation risk. The flare produced a notable CME that will take until Saturday to arrive.
Am sure there will be some more cool videos and animations of the flare coming…stay tuned!