Real-time solar activity

Sunspot regions

Solar Dynamics Observatory HMI Continuum
Sunspot number: 56 - New regions: 0
Region Number of
sunspots
Class
Magn.
Class
Spot
2389 8 β BXO
2390 17 β - γ DAI
2391 1 α HSX
Regions due to return
Region Lat.
None
H-alpha plages without spots
Region Location
None

Solar flare

5% chance for an M-class solar flare
1% chance for an X-class solar flare

Solar flare
Current value
-
Highest value (2h max)
-

Events on the sun today

Below you'll find an overview of the solar flares that occurred today on the Sun, ordered by the time of the event. If nothing worthy happened, nothing will be displayed. For more flares from the past days or years, you can dig into our archive.
More events in the archive

Farside

Farside
STEREO Farside
Current data suggest that it is not possible to see aurora now at middle latitudes

Auroral activity

Live
chance
High latitude 37%
Middle latitude 4%
Low latitude 4%
Today
Minor Severe
High latitude 25% 30%
Middle latitude 5% 1%
Predicted Kp max 4

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Latest alerts

G1 - Minor geomagnetic storm (Kp 5+) - High latitude sky watchers have a chance to see visual aurora. The higher middle latitudes might see aurora on the northern or southern horizon, depending on which hemisphere you are located.
G1 - Minor geomagnetic storm (Kp 6-) - High latitude sky watchers have a chance to see visual aurora. The higher middle latitudes might see aurora on the northern or southern horizon, depending on which hemisphere you are located.
G1 - Minor geomagnetic storm (Kp 5) - High latitude sky watchers have a chance to see visual aurora. The higher middle latitudes might see aurora on the northern or southern horizon, depending on which hemisphere you are located.

Space weather facts

Last X-flare:2015/05/05X2.7
Last M-flare:2015/07/06M1.7
Last geomagnetic storm:2015/07/23Kp5 (G1)

This day in history*

Solar flares
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32002M4.7
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ApG
1200338G1
2200027G1
3200517
4200714
5199411
*since 1994