A major solar flare directed towards earth occurred on July 12th. According to the Geophysical Institute part of the University of Alaska stated “A significant event located on the Sun facing Earth took place on July 12. The effects of this event will begin to reach Earth early on the 14th of July GMT.
Observers in North America should watch for aurora on the nights of the 14th and 15th local time. Depending on the configuration of the disturbance, auroras may be visible as far south as the middle tier of states.
Activity may remain high also on the 16th. Auroras should be visible Southern New Zealand, Tasmania, and of course, Antarctica”. With that said Aurora Boreallis may be visible as far south as Northern Japan and Russia as well in to Sunday night. The graphic to the right should depict the current level of aurora activity. Also below is a video from our partner “Solar Watcher” showing the CME that will be causing this event.