Real-time solar activity

Sunspot regions

Solar Dynamics Observatory HMI Continuum
Sunspot number: 71 - New regions: 0
Region Number of
sunspots
Class
Magn.
Class
Spot
2194 1 α HRX
2195 1 α HAX
2196 1 α AXX
2200 2 α HRX
2201 3 β CAO
2202 3 β CRO
Regions due to return
Region Lat.
2186S20
H-alpha plages without spots
Region Location
2197S12W24
2198S13W59
2199S17E09

Solar flare

10% chance for an M-class solar flare
1% chance for an X-class solar flare

Solar flare
Current value
C2.96
Highest value (2h max)
C4.54

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
- C2.7 04h44 05h34 07h05
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:
C4.54

Auroral activity

Live
chance
High latitude 42%
Middle latitude 0%
Low latitude 0%
Today
Minor Severe
High latitude 25% 35%
Middle latitude 10% 1%
Predicted Kp max 3

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Latest alerts

Weak CME impact
A Coronal Mass Ejection (CME) has arrived at the ACE satellite. The solar wind speed rose with 93.66 km/sec to 520.3 km/sec.
  • Solar wind speed: 520.3 km/sec and density 2.3 p/cm3
  • IMF Bt (strength): 14.8 nT - Bz 10.8 nT
Moderate M1.25 solar flare from sunspot region 12192
Strong M3.56 solar flare from sunspot region 12192

Space weather facts

Last X-flare:2014/10/27X2.0
Last M-flare:2014/10/30M1.2
Last geomagnetic storm:2014/10/20Kp5 (G1)

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*since 1994