Get updates on space weather at www.spaceweather.com. You can find out the current number of sun spots, the size of the Aurora, and they have an abundance of space pictures including the Pan-STARRS that is nearing the sun. What is really cool though is that they will notify you real time when an eruption occurs on the surface of the sun. You can get either text notifications or voice notifications to your phone. Check out the links below:
These are subscription based services but pretty cool if you are looking to keep ahead of the next big storm.