Sunday, 16 July 2017 - 09:47 UTC
The anticipated coronal mass ejection from the M2.4 solar flare has arrived at Earth. It arrived at DSCOVR at 05:15 UTC which is about 9 hours earlier than we expected, and more than 15 hours earlier than the NOAA SWPC expected.
Friday, 14 July 2017 - 16:06 UTC
Sunspot region 2665 erupted this night with an M2.4 (R1-Minor) solar flare that peaked at 02:09 UTC. It was a long duration and highly eruptive event. More information about the solar flare can be found in the article that we wrote this morning.
Friday, 14 July 2017 - 03:34 UTC
Decaying sunspot region 2665 (Beta, S07W31) produced a very long duration M2.44 solar flare that is still in progress at the time of writing. Indeed a big surprise as its magnetic layout remains rather simple and that means such a solar flare was very unlikely to happen.
Sunday, 9 July 2017 - 10:44 UTC
An M1.38 solar flare took place this night that peaked at 03:18 UTC. It came from the only numbered sunspot region on the earth-facing solar disk: sunspot region 2665.
Monday, 3 July 2017 - 16:48 UTC
Now that is what we call a surprise! Departing sunspot region 2664 which is now behind the west limb just produced an M-class solar flare! Yes, you heard that right. It was an impulsive M1.3 solar flare that peaked at 16:15 UTC. This was the first M-class solar flare since an M5.8 solar flare that took place on 3 April. That is today exactly three months ago!
Saturday, 1 July 2017 - 17:26 UTC
A coronal mass ejection shock arrived at DSCOVR today at 16:27 UTC and it increased the total strength of the interplanetary magnetic field to a respectable 18nT.
Thursday, 29 June 2017 - 23:13 UTC
Yes, a sign of life from your SpaceWeatherLive staff! It has been a very quiet space weather period the past few weeks with pretty much no geomagnetic or solar events worth mentioning. We did reach the minor G1 geomagnetic storm levels briefly 2 weeks ago but that was nothing too spectacular. Our Sun is even more quiet: its been almost 3 months ago since we last had an M-class solar flare and the last C-class solar flare was also a solid 3 weeks ago. Does that mean you are reading a news article without any news? Not exactly as a possibly interesting eruption took place yesterday that could give us some aurora in a few days from now.
Saturday, 10 June 2017 - 09:08 UTC
We're in a really quiet space weather period at the moment and there were no major space weather events the past week.
Sunday, 28 May 2017 - 14:50 UTC
A coronal mass ejection arrived at our planet yesterday and managed to cause an unexpectedly strong geomagnetic storm. The strong G3 geomagnetic storm threshold was reached today at 04:19 UTC.
Wednesday, 24 May 2017 - 13:30 UTC
A weak coronal mass ejection (CME) was launched yesterday by an eruption near the center of the earth-facing solar disk. The resulting coronal mass ejection might have an earth-directed component.
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|Last geomagnetic storm:||2017/07/17||Kp6 (G2)|
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