About SpaceWeatherLive

Who's behind SpaceWeatherLive?

SpaceWeatherLive is an initiative of Parsec vzw, a non-profit organization from Belgium which consists of several websites about Astronomy, Space, Space Weather, aurora and related subjects. Our organization promotes these scientific branches onto the world wide web with websites as this one. Like our organization, it is driven with the help of many volunteers who spend a part of their free time in the development of the website and in providing updates, making articles or translate the website.

Volunteers and moderators of SpaceWeatherLive

  • Sander Vancanneyt - Founder, developer - Space Weather analyst
  • Marcel de Bont - Website Manager, Space Weather analyst, Social Media Manager

The faces behind SpaceWeatherLive

Translators

  • Dutch - Vancanneyt Sander
  • English - Vancanneyt Sander en Joeri De Ro
  • French - Vancanneyt Sander, Dominic Cantin, Estelle, Emmanuel Bouilhol
  • German - Vancanneyt Sander, Johannes Poms (Atoms)
  • Swedish - Marcel de Bont, Diana Carlsson, Carl Bergstrand
  • Spanish - Jose Juan Ramón
  • Polish - Jakub Żeżuła
If you would like to see this website into your own language, please contact us or provide information on the community forum!

Support our website

The whole website is made with the help of volunteers, this is not our profession and we do not earn money with it. All the money we get from advertisers and donations go directly into the hosting costs of the website. It's with the help of donations we can keep this baby running, so feel free to support our project so we can continue to deliver this website to you visitors.

Thanks to the donations in 2017 from:

  • A. Miller
  • R. Doescher
  • A. Witt (CH)
  • P. Van Dijk
  • P. Cuellar (FR)
  • M. Svoboda
  • M. Wilson
  • K. Guerino
  • K. Wnek
  • A. Michel
  • K. Zwaan
  • S. Wrasmann
  • M. Ringeis
  • J. H MCcammon
  • D. Rahalski
  • P. Szymanski-Klyszejko
  • TheSuburbanCowgirl
  • Evansville Astronomical Society

Get in contact

SpaceWeatherlive - Parsec vzw
Stationsstraat 43/1-01
B-9990 Maldegem
IBAN: BE41 7360 3543 8410
BIC: KREDBEBB

A bit of history...

Long before SpaceWeatherLive even existed there was a Dutch astronomy website, called Spacepage which is part of our organisation Parsec vzw. back in 2003 Spacepage provided some Space Weather information on that page with some basic data. That bit of information however grew steadely untill it went too big for the Spacepage website and quickly saw itself going to it's own Dutch domain Poollicht.be in 2005. The whole Space Weather website was then only available in the Dutch language. People loved the fact that they had a Space Weather website in their native language and the whole website was transformed into a multi-lingual website which was launched in 2008 with three available languages (Dutch, English and French), due to being multi-lingual, the international name SpaceWeatherLive saw it's birth.

Years and years of continuously improving and extending the website made it one of the biggest Space Weather websites on the internet with thousands and thousands of vistors per day and an ever groing set of unique features to bring everyone the latest and best Space Weather data, news, alerts, information and so much more.

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Current data suggest that it is not possible to see aurora now at middle latitudes

Latest news

Today's space weather

Auroral activity Minor Severe
High latitude 25% 40%
Middle latitude 10% 1%
Predicted Kp max 4
Solar activity
M-class solar flare 15%
X-class solar flare 1%
B2.1 B2.8
Moon phase
Waxing Crescent

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Last X-flare:2017/09/10X8.2
Last M-flare:2017/09/09M1.1
Last geomagnetic storm:2017/09/18Kp5 (G1)
Number of spotless days in 2017:56
Last spotless day:2017/08/01

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