Real-time solar activity

Sunspot regions

Solar Dynamics Observatory HMI Continuum
Sunspot number: 79 - New regions: 1
Region Number of
sunspots
Class
Magn.
Class
Spot
2492 4 β DAO
2494 6 β DAO
2496 2 β BXO
2497 14 β - γ DAI
2498 3 β BXO
Regions due to return
Region Lat.
2487S12
2488N04
H-alpha plages without spots
Region Location
2491N01W54

Solar flares

Current value
B2.9
Highest value (2h max)
B4.04

Events on the Sun today

Below you'll find an overview of the solar flares that occurred on the Sun today, arranged in order of time of occurrence. If there weren't any noteworthy events on the Sun, nothing will be displayed. For more data about the past days, months or years please look in our archive.
region Start Maximum End
2497 B9.1 02:43 02:50 02:55
2497 B6.3 07:50 08:01 08:08
More events in the archive

Far side

Far side
STEREO Far side
Current data suggest that it is not possible to see aurora now at middle latitudes

Latest news

Today's space weather

Auroral activity
Minor Severe
High latitude 30% 20%
Middle latitude 5% 1%
Predicted Kp max 3
Solar activity
M-class solar flare 5%
X-class solar flare 1%
B9.1 B6.3

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Space weather facts

Last X-flare:2015/05/05X2.7
Last M-flare:2016/01/01M2.3
Last geomagnetic storm:2016/02/08Kp5 (G1)

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