Sunday, 7 August 2016 - 15:51 UTC
Solar activity increased surprisingly to moderate levels today thanks to an M1.3 (R1-minor) solar flare that took place at the NE limb.
Sunday, 31 July 2016 - 11:52 UTC
A large trans-equatorial extension of the northern hemisphere polar coronal hole is now facing Earth.
Thursday, 28 July 2016 - 16:18 UTC
Welcome DSCOVR! Yesterday at 16:00 UTC, the NOAA SWPC switched from the Advanced Composition Explorer (ACE) to the Deep Space Climate Observatory (DSCOVR) as the primary source of real time solar wind data. Congratulations to the NOAA SWPC for the successful switch over to their first deep space weather satellite.
Saturday, 23 July 2016 - 17:30 UTC
A series of strong M-class solar flares took place this morning. Three of them to be precise. All of these solar flares peaked at the M5 class (R2-moderate) or higher.
Thursday, 21 July 2016 - 17:18 UTC
More than three months. That's how long it took for the Sun to boost solar activity up to moderate levels again. It was sunspot region 2567 which produced two M-class solar flares early this night. First an M1.2 (R1-minor) solar flare at 00:46 UTC which was quickly followed by an M1.0 (R1-minor) solar flare at 01:49 UTC. These are the first M-class solar flares since the M6.7 solar flare that took place on 18 April.
Wednesday, 20 July 2016 - 17:29 UTC
A shock in the solar wind was observed by ACE, yesterday around 23:00 UTC. This is likely the expected coronal mass ejection of a C1 solar flare that took place on 17 July.
Monday, 18 July 2016 - 18:51 UTC
A long duration C1 solar flare from sunspot regions 2565/2567 peaked yesterday around 08:00 UTC. It was responsible for a faint coronal mass ejection that likely has an earth-directed component.
Tuesday, 5 July 2016 - 21:17 UTC
Five B-class solar flares. That's the only solar activity the Sun managed to produce last week. We're only two years after solar maximum but the Sun has already gone very quiet as if it approaches solar minimum. Could this be a sign for the years to come? We hope not.
Saturday, 25 June 2016 - 14:24 UTC
Exciting news from the NOAA SWPC! They have announced that their Deep Space Climate Observatory (DSCOVR) spacecraft will replace NASA's Advanced Composition Explorer (ACE) spacecraft on Wednesday 27 July at 16:00 UTC as the primary source of real time space weather data!
Tuesday, 14 June 2016 - 08:49 UTC
It's summer in the northern hemisphere and that means our space weather team shifted to a lower gear. We might not put out as much news as you are used to from us but we will try to keep you up to date as much as possible if there are any major events.
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