We had a bit of an aurora last night, it was nice to see. The Boulder K index was 6 for a while.
This was all thanks to an X-class flare which was imaged by the Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO). The flare took place at 12:25 UTC (24 February, 19:25 EST).
The SDO took images in different wavelengths and you can see the result. Larger versions of the image can be found at this NASA page.
And if you missed the aurora don’t worry more will happen, I saw this one by accident myself, thanks to the dog. LOL.