Real-time solar activity

Sunspot regions

Solar Dynamics Observatory HMI Continuum
Sunspot number: 192 - New regions: 0
Region Number of
sunspots
Class
Magn.
Class
Spot
2033 1 α HSX
2034 16 β - γ EKO
2035 30 β - γ EAI
2036 20 β - γ DAC
2037 4 β CAO
2038 12 β DAI
2042 4 β CSO
2044 11 β DRO
2045 4 β CAO
Regions due to return
Region Lat.
None
H-alpha plages without spots
Region Location
2039N24W56
2040N15W42
2041S19W85
2043S11W59

Solar flare

55% chance for an M-class solar flare
10% chance for an X-class solar flare

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

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
2034 C1.7 00h56 01h08 01h53
2045 C1.4 04h49 04h54 04h57
2036 C1.2 06h30 06h34 06h40
2036 C1.2 06h53 07h02 07h09
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 solar wind speed is currently high (609.7 km/sec.)
The maximum X-ray flux of the past two hours is:
C1.29

Auroral activity

Live
chance
High latitude 79%
Middle latitude 4%
Low latitude 4%
Today
Minor Severe
High latitude 20% 60%
Middle latitude 25% 5%
Predicted Kp max 5

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98%

Latest alerts

Weak CME impact
A Coronal Mass Ejection (CME) has arrived at the ACE satellite. The solar wind speed rose with 81.51 km/sec to 598.3 km/sec.
  • Solar wind speed: 598.3 km/sec and density 3.8 p/cm3
  • IMF Bt (strength): 14.9 nT - Bz 10.9 nT
Minor S1 class Space Radiation Storm - This happens around 50 times in a solar cycle
Strong M7.31 solar flare

Space weather facts

Last X-flare:2014/03/29X1.0
Last M-flare:2014/04/18M7.3
Last geomagnetic storm:2014/04/20Kp5 (G1)

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