Sunspot regions

On this page you'll find an overview of all the visible sunspot regions on the Sun together with their properties, images and the chances on solar flares or proton events. This page is updated daily and the sunspot images every hour.

Solar Dynamics Observatory HMI Continuum

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Region 2038

Number of
sunspots
Size Class Magn. Class Spot Location
7 -8 70 -40 β DAO S10W60

Flare probabilities

C M X Proton
40% 10% 1% 1%

Region 2042

Number of
sunspots
Size Class Magn. Class Spot Location
1 -10 160 -20 α HSX N18W41

Flare probabilities

C M X Proton
5% 1% 1% 1%

Region 2044

Number of
sunspots
Size Class Magn. Class Spot Location
7 30 β CRO S21W15

Flare probabilities

C M X Proton
10% 1% 1% 1%

Region 2045

Number of
sunspots
Size Class Magn. Class Spot Location
1 -12 120 20 β CSO S25E08

Flare probabilities

C M X Proton
25% 5% 1% 1%

Region 2046 New

Number of
sunspots
Size Class Magn. Class Spot Location
5 70 β CAO S17W79

Flare probabilities

C M X Proton
25% 10% 1% 1%
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:
X1.39

Auroral activity

Live
chance
High latitude 76%
Middle latitude 4%
Low latitude 4%
Today
Minor Severe
High latitude 30% 30%
Middle latitude 5% 1%
Predicted Kp max 3

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Latest alerts

Major X1.39 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.
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

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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