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

239123932394

Region 2391

Number of
sunspots
Size Class Magn. Class Spot Location
1 -2 10 -10 α AXX N07W17

Flare probabilities

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

Solar flares from today

B5.4

Region 2393

Number of
sunspots
Size Class Magn. Class Spot Location
5 -2 30 -20 β CRO N18E01

Flare probabilities

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

Region 2394

Number of
sunspots
Size Class Magn. Class Spot Location
3 -1 140 α HAX N12E21

Flare probabilities

C M X Proton
20% 1% 1% 1%
Current data suggest that it is not possible to see aurora now at middle latitudes

Auroral activity

Live
chance
High latitude 20%
Middle latitude 3%
Low latitude 3%
Today
Minor Severe
High latitude 30% 25%
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.
G1 - Minor geomagnetic storm (Kp 6-) - 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:2015/07/06M1.7
Last geomagnetic storm:2015/07/23Kp5 (G1)

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