Real-time solar activity

Sunspot regions

Solar Dynamics Observatory HMI Continuum
Sunspot number: 39 - New regions: 1
Region Number of
sunspots
Class
Magn.
Class
Spot
2289 2 α AXX
2290 5 β CAO
2293 2 α AXX
Regions due to return
Region Lat.
None
H-alpha plages without spots
Region Location
2287N14W86
2291N13W58
2292S08E11

Solar flare

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

Solar flare
Current value
B3.9
Highest value (2h max)
B6.33

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
2294 B9.6 09:02 09:54 10:03
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 5%
Middle latitude 4%
Low latitude 4%
Today
Minor Severe
High latitude 25% 20%
Middle latitude 1% 1%
Predicted Kp max 3

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51%

Latest alerts

G1 - Minor geomagnetic storm (Kp 5o) - 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.
Moderate M2.44 solar flare
Moderate M1.27 solar flare

Space weather facts

Last X-flare:2014/12/20X1.8
Last M-flare:2015/02/09M2.4
Last geomagnetic storm:2015/02/24Kp5 (G1)

This day in history*

Solar flares
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ApG
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3199525G1
4201420G1
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*since 1994