Real-time solar activity

Sunspot regions

Solar Dynamics Observatory HMI Continuum
Sunspot number: 94 - New regions: 0
Region Number of
sunspots
Class
Magn.
Class
Spot
2149 5 β DAC
2150 1 α HSX
2151 1 α HSX
2152 32 β - γ DAC
2153 5 β CAO
Regions due to return
Region Lat.
None
H-alpha plages without spots
Region Location
None

Solar flare

20% chance for an M-class solar flare
1% chance for an X-class solar flare

Solar flare
Current value
C2.01
Highest value (2h max)
C2.95

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.
region Start Maximum End
- C2.3 00h09 00h16 00h24
2152 C2.6 00h50 00h59 01h05
- C2.2 12h04 12h09 12h16
2152 C3.7 13h10 13h15 13h23
More events in the archive

Farside

Farside
STEREO Farside
Current data suggest that it is not possible to see aurora now at middle latitudes
The maximum X-ray flux of the past two hours is:
C2.95

Auroral activity

Live
chance
High latitude 3%
Middle latitude 3%
Low latitude 3%
Today
Minor Severe
High latitude 15% 10%
Middle latitude 1% 1%
Predicted Kp max 3

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Latest alerts

A Middle Latitude Auroral Activity Watch is currently in effect. There is a slight chance for middle latitude auroral activity.
G2 - Moderate geomagnetic storm (Kp 6o) - High latitude sky watchers have a high chance to see visual aurora. The higher middle latitudes have a good chance to see visible aurora on the northern or southern horizon, depending on which hemisphere you are located. There is also a slight chance for weak aurora on the horizon at the lower middle latitudes but the chances are still low.
Strong M3.97 solar flare from sunspot region 12146

Space weather facts

Last X-flare:2014/06/11X1.0
Last M-flare:2014/08/25M3.9
Last geomagnetic storm:2014/08/29Kp5 (G1)

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