Real-time solar activity

Sunspot regions

Solar Dynamics Observatory HMI Continuum
Sunspot number: 36 - New regions: 1
Region Number of
sunspots
Class
Magn.
Class
Spot
2373 4 β FSO
2374 1 α AXX
2375 1 α HSX
Regions due to return
Region Lat.
2365S13
2366N16
H-alpha plages without spots
Region Location
None

Solar flare

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

Solar flare
Current value
B4.02
Highest value (2h max)
B5.15

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
2373 B6.6 02:11 02:15 02:18
2373 B7.5 05:22 05:28 05:34
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 78%
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

Minor S1 class Space Radiation Storm - This happens around 50 times in a solar cycle
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.

Space weather facts

Last X-flare:2015/05/05X2.7
Last M-flare:2015/06/25M7.9
Last geomagnetic storm:2015/06/25Kp6 (G2)

This day in history*

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*since 1994