updated 02:22 AM EST, Sat October 25, 2014

"NOAA is providing regular updates on the impact that this giant ball of plasma travelling at around 2 million miles an hour will have on us all when it slams into Earth's magnetosphere."

A massive, X-class solar flare (think of it as a monumental sun "burp") is promising to light up the skies of the Northern Hemisphere on Thursday/Friday night (9th and 10th of January).

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