Pretty much what it says. It was the first time I could see the sky in the west at Sunset in many, many days, so I took the opportunity.
Tonight there’s one of the biggest solar storms in many years hitting the Earth and there are amazing auroras being seen all across Canada, the upper tier of US states, and as far south as Iowa, Kansas, and Northern California. Many other places that could see these unusual aurora (Chicago, Michigan, many others) are clouded out. Timing is everything and Murphy’s Law rules.
This far south, 34.2º, we won’t be seeing them. (But, yes, I went out and checked anyway.)
If you happen to see this post in the next couple of hours (early morning hours of Friday, May 24th) and you’re anywhere near the mid-US or parts northward and your sky is even a bit clear … go take a peak. Let me know if you see anything, especially if it’s spectacular.