Real-time solar activity

Sunspot regions

Solar Dynamics Observatory HMI Continuum
Sunspot number: 120 - New regions: 1
Region Number of
sunspots
Class
Magn.
Class
Spot
2235 1 α HAX
2236 1 α HAX
2239 5 β CSO
2240 4 β CAO
2241 12 β - γ - δ EKC
2242 24 β - γ - δ FKC
2244 3 β CAO
Regions due to return
Region Lat.
2222S20
H-alpha plages without spots
Region Location
2237S13W55
2238N01W64
2243N09E14

Solar flare

85% chance for an M-class solar flare
40% chance for an X-class solar flare

Solar flare
Current value
C1.84
Highest value (2h max)
C2.31

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
2242 C4.2 00:24 00:30 00:38
2242 C6.7 02:05 02:45 03:04
2244 C5.4 04:47 04:55 05:08
2242 M1.2 07:18 07:32 07:51
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:
C2.31

Auroral activity

Live
chance
High latitude 59%
Middle latitude 0%
Low latitude 0%
Today
Minor Severe
High latitude 25% 65%
Middle latitude 30% 20%
Predicted Kp max 6

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Latest alerts

Moderate M1.25 solar flare from sunspot region 12242
Major X1.88 solar flare from sunspot region 12242
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Space weather facts

Last X-flare:2014/12/20X1.8
Last M-flare:2014/12/19M1.3
Last geomagnetic storm:2014/12/12Kp5 (G1)

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*since 1994