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 2236

Number of
sunspots
Size Class Magn. Class Spot Location
2 1 60 -20 α HAX N30W67

Flare probabilities

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

Region 2239

Number of
sunspots
Size Class Magn. Class Spot Location
2 -3 10 -40 β BXO N15W78

Flare probabilities

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

Region 2240

Number of
sunspots
Size Class Magn. Class Spot Location
1 -3 20 -30 α HAX N10W45

Flare probabilities

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

Region 2241

Number of
sunspots
Size Class Magn. Class Spot Location
19 7 550 -110 β - γ - δ EHC S10W44

Flare probabilities

C M X Proton
99% 65% 15% 15%

Region 2242

Number of
sunspots
Size Class Magn. Class Spot Location
26 2 630 -160 β - γ - δ EKC S18W68

Flare probabilities

C M X Proton
99% 75% 35% 30%

Solar flares from today

M1.0 C8.7 C7.0

Region 2244

Number of
sunspots
Size Class Magn. Class Spot Location
11 8 160 110 β DAO S04E17

Flare probabilities

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

Region 2245 New

Number of
sunspots
Size Class Magn. Class Spot Location
6 30 β CAO N08E49

Flare probabilities

C M X Proton
20% 1% 1% 1%

Region 2246 New

Number of
sunspots
Size Class Magn. Class Spot Location
1 70 α HSX N17E67

Flare probabilities

C M X Proton
0% 0% 0% 0%
Current data suggest that it is not possible to see aurora now at middle latitudes
The strength of the interplanetary magnetic field is moderate (23.5nT), the direction is North (18.5nT).
The maximum X-ray flux of the past two hours is:
C1.56

Auroral activity

Live
chance
High latitude 37%
Middle latitude 0%
Low latitude 0%
Today
Minor Severe
High latitude 25% 60%
Middle latitude 20% 5%
Predicted Kp max 5

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Latest alerts

Weak CME impact
A Coronal Mass Ejection (CME) has arrived at the ACE satellite. The solar wind speed rose with 60.45 km/sec to 436.6 km/sec.
  • Solar wind speed: 436.6 km/sec and density 9 p/cm3
  • IMF Bt (strength): 24.4 nT - Bz 13.5 nT
Moderate M1.02 solar flare from sunspot region 12242
Weak CME impact
A Coronal Mass Ejection (CME) has arrived at the ACE satellite. The solar wind speed rose with 81.38 km/sec to 439.8 km/sec.
  • Solar wind speed: 439.8 km/sec and density 13.3 p/cm3
  • IMF Bt (strength): 17.1 nT - Bz -9.6 nT

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Last X-flare:2014/12/20X1.8
Last M-flare:2014/12/21M1.0
Last geomagnetic storm:2014/12/12Kp5 (G1)

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