Well, the solar flare has erupted, and we are both cursed and blessed by the event:
Airlines have rerouted flights, NASA had some safety calculations to do, and satellite owners/operators chewed a few nails. But it’s scenes like this that make me wish I had a ticket to the northern climes.
Here’s a video of a similar event, from space.
I tried to include video from the International Space Station, but for some reason it wouldn’t let me embed the code or even copy the link. So you’ll have to search for it on your own. The astronaut narrating their feed had some interesting information regarding the colors and structure of the aurora, but that’s life, I suppose.
Enjoy the video.