Real-time solar activity

Sunspot regions

Solar Dynamics Observatory HMI Continuum
Sunspot number: 82 - New regions: 1
Region Number of
sunspots
Class
Magn.
Class
Spot
2303 3 β DAO
2305 22 β - γ EKI
2313 1 α HAX
2315 2 β CAO
Regions due to return
Region Lat.
None
H-alpha plages without spots
Region Location
2307S19W53
2310N04W11
2312N08W02
2314S21E40

Solar flare

25% chance for an M-class solar flare
5% chance for an X-class solar flare

Solar flare
Current value
C1.01
Highest value (2h max)
C3.29

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
2303 C3.0 06:50 06:56 07:26
2303 C2.3 10:37 10:42 10:44
2315 C1.5 11:28 11:32 11:36
2303 C2.7 13:18 13:23 13:31
2303 C3.2 15:24 15:30 15:38
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:
C3.29

Auroral activity

Live
chance
High latitude 77%
Middle latitude 4%
Low latitude 4%
Today
Minor Severe
High latitude 25% 60%
Middle latitude 25% 5%
Predicted Kp max 5

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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.
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 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.

Space weather facts

Last X-flare:2015/03/11X2.2
Last M-flare:2015/03/17M1.0
Last geomagnetic storm:2015/03/23Kp5 (G1)

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