Real-time solar activity

Sunspot regions

Solar Dynamics Observatory HMI Continuum
Sunspot number: 193 - New regions: 0
Region Number of
sunspots
Class
Magn.
Class
Spot
2268 38 β - γ FHC
2271 13 β - γ DAC
2272 1 α HAX
2273 5 β CAO
2275 7 β DAO
2276 3 β BXO
2277 41 β - γ FKC
2278 5 β BXO
Regions due to return
Region Lat.
2259S16
H-alpha plages without spots
Region Location
2269N07W81
2270S18W43
2274S03W65

Solar flare

70% chance for an M-class solar flare
25% chance for an X-class solar flare

Solar flare
Current value
B7.89
Highest value (2h max)
B8.93

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
2271 B9.9 00:27 00:30 00:33
2268 C1.2 07:46 08:01 08:27
2277 C1.0 11:53 11:57 12:00
2275 C1.6 16:35 16:41 16:50
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 5%
Middle latitude 3%
Low latitude 3%
Today
Minor Severe
High latitude 25% 60%
Middle latitude 20% 5%
Predicted Kp max 5

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Latest alerts

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Space weather facts

Last X-flare:2014/12/20X1.8
Last M-flare:2015/01/30M2.4
Last geomagnetic storm:2015/01/07Kp7 (G3)

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