A huge Earth sized sunspot exploded Friday, as it faced the Earth, sending a blast of protons towards our way. As a result, the northern lights may be visible late Sunday night to early Monday morning. The Great Lakes Aurora Hunters predict that the main plasma cloud can be expected approximately an hour before sunrise, Monday morning.

Partly cloudy skies are in the forecast for Monday morning, making viewing conditions somewhat favorable in our area.

BP Earthwatch, a Youtube source for all things space and solar, has issued a new video concerning the July 14th eruption.