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

216821692170217121722173

Region 2168

Number of
sunspots
Size Class Magn. Class Spot Location
2 -5 10 -10 α AXX S22E04

Flare probabilities

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

Region 2169

Number of
sunspots
Size Class Magn. Class Spot Location
2 30 α HAX N05E26

Flare probabilities

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

Region 2170

Number of
sunspots
Size Class Magn. Class Spot Location
2 1 50 20 α HAX N11E27

Flare probabilities

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

Region 2171

Number of
sunspots
Size Class Magn. Class Spot Location
7 5 160 80 β DAO S10E53

Flare probabilities

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

Region 2172 New

Number of
sunspots
Size Class Magn. Class Spot Location
1 30 α HRX S09E75

Flare probabilities

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

Region 2173 New

Number of
sunspots
Size Class Magn. Class Spot Location
1 20 α HRX S15E65

Flare probabilities

C M X Proton
15% 1% 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:
C1.26

Auroral activity

Live
chance
High latitude 68%
Middle latitude 4%
Low latitude 4%
Today
Minor Severe
High latitude 25% 30%
Middle latitude 5% 1%
Predicted Kp max 3

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Latest alerts

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.
Moderate M1.57 solar flare from sunspot region 12157
G2 - Moderate geomagnetic storm (Kp 6o) - High latitude sky watchers have a high chance to see visual aurora. The higher middle latitudes have a good chance to see visible aurora on the northern or southern horizon, depending on which hemisphere you are located. There is also a slight chance for weak aurora on the horizon at the lower middle latitudes but the chances are still low.

Space weather facts

Last X-flare:2014/09/10X1.6
Last M-flare:2014/09/18M1.2
Last geomagnetic storm:2014/09/19Kp5 (G1)

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