Northern lights very likely in low latitude areas!
SpaceWeather.com reported that yesterdays X1.4-class solar flare geoeffective and monitoring stations in Norway, Ireland and Italy have recorded the sudden ionospheric disturbance.
"Big sunspot AR1520 unleashed an X1.4-class solar flare on July 12th at 1653 UT. Because this sunspot is directly facing Earth, everything about the blast was geoeffective. For one thing, it hurled a coronal mass ejection (CME) directly toward our planet.
The CME launched toward Earth by yesterday’s X-flare is moving faster than originally thought. Analysts at the Goddard Space Weather Lab have revised their forecast accordingly, advancing the cloud’s expected arrival time to 09:17 UT (5:17 am EDT) on Saturday, July 14th. Weekend auroras are likely. SpaceWeather.com”
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