A powerful X5 solar flare occurred yesterday and is sending a major ion blast towards the earth. If you live along the northern tier states and have clear skies tonight, and especially tomorrow night, it would be worth looking for a dark clear northern horizon - and bring your camera! Keep an eye on the north, generally between 11:00 pm and 1:00 am. The most activity should occur the night of March 8/9. For more information and forecasts go to :
University of Alaska : Aurora Forecast
Good luck - and let us know what you see!