I reckon it's going to look something like this ... a shotgun barrel pointing at the Earth. That will be one of the last photos transmitted by our orbital satellites before a CME blasts them into vapor and blows the magnetic shield upside down on this planet, causing a major excursion or a reversal.
This is all it takes. We can see with our own eyes that things are getting creepier and creepier by the hour on the Sun, the source of energy for all life on this planet. It's behaviour is clearly unprecedented - in between the occasional million mile whiplash energy tentacle, scientists still cannot figure out where the sunspots have gone to.
That thing up there is charging itself up for one hell of a blast. That's where they've gone.