Real-time solar activity

Sunspot regions

Solar Dynamics Observatory HMI Continuum
Sunspot number: 81 - New regions: 2
Region Number of
sunspots
Class
Magn.
Class
Spot
2346 2 β BXO
2348 1 α HSX
2349 5 β BXO
2351 1 α AXX
2352 8 β BXI
2353 4 β - γ CRO
Regions due to return
Region Lat.
2336N13
2335S16
H-alpha plages without spots
Region Location
2350S15W35

Solar flare

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

Solar flare
Current value
B2.29
Highest value (2h max)
B3.05

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
2349 B4.0 01:15 01:22 01:32
2353 C1.0 03:27 03:33 03:36
2353 C1.1 07:18 07:22 07:25
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 36%
Middle latitude 4%
Low latitude 4%
Today
Minor Severe
High latitude 20% 10%
Middle latitude 1% 1%
Predicted Kp max 2

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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.
G2 - Moderate geomagnetic storm (Kp 6) - 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.
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.

Space weather facts

Last X-flare:2015/05/05X2.7
Last M-flare:2015/05/06M1.9
Last geomagnetic storm:2015/05/19Kp6 (G2)

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