Real-time solar activity

Sunspot regions

Solar Dynamics Observatory HMI Continuum
Sunspot number: 93 - New regions: 0
Region Number of
sunspots
Class
Magn.
Class
Spot
2187 1 α HSX
2191 2 β BXO
2192 43 β - δ - γ FKC
2193 7 β DAO
Regions due to return
Region Lat.
2181S14
2178S03
H-alpha plages without spots
Region Location
2189N23W63
2190N22W23

Solar flare

60% chance for an M-class solar flare
20% chance for an X-class solar flare

Solar flare
Current value
C1.86
Highest value (2h max)
C3.08

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
The solar wind speed is currently high (607.5 km/sec.)
The maximum X-ray flux of the past two hours is:
C3.08

Auroral activity

Live
chance
High latitude 77%
Middle latitude 4%
Low latitude 4%
Today
Minor Severe
High latitude 25% 45%
Middle latitude 15% 1%
Predicted Kp max 5

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Latest alerts

Moderate M1.22 solar flare from sunspot region 12192
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Space weather facts

Last X-flare:2014/10/19X1.1
Last M-flare:2014/10/20M1.2
Last geomagnetic storm:2014/10/20Kp5 (G1)

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