Real-time solar activity

Sunspot regions

Solar Dynamics Observatory HMI Continuum
Sunspot number: 139 - New regions: 1
Region Number of
sunspots
Class
Magn.
Class
Spot
2141 1 α HSX
2143 22 β DAC
2146 6 β CSO
2147 1 α HAX
2148 16 β - γ EAC
2149 9 β - γ EAC
2150 1 α HSX
Regions due to return
Region Lat.
2132S19
2136N09
2138N13
H-alpha plages without spots
Region Location
2142N05W61
2145S27W82

Solar flare

30% chance for an M-class solar flare
5% chance for an X-class solar flare

Solar flare
Current value
B8.31
Highest value (2h max)
C6.08

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
2149 C3.5 01h49 01h56 02h09
2148 C1.4 07h04 07h47 07h56
2149 C1.3 11h19 11h27 11h38
2149 C2.2 14h07 14h13 14h22
2146 C6.0 17h19 17h27 17h31
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:
C6.08

Auroral activity

Live
chance
High latitude 37%
Middle latitude 4%
Low latitude 4%
Today
Minor Severe
High latitude 15% 5%
Middle latitude 1% 1%
Predicted Kp max 2

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Latest alerts

Moderate M1.24 solar flare
Strong M3.43 solar flare
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.

Space weather facts

Last X-flare:2014/06/11X1.0
Last M-flare:2014/08/22M1.2
Last geomagnetic storm:2014/08/19Kp6 (G2)

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