Thursday, 7 September 2017 - 17:35 UTC
Solar activity is once again at high levels. Sunspot region 2673 continues to be very active as it rotates towards the west limb. Today (thus far!) it managed to produce a couple of M-class solar flares and an X-class solar flare.
Thursday, 7 September 2017 - 03:31 UTC
While we were catching some much needed sleep, the coronal mass ejection from Monday's M5.5 solar flare arrived at Earth. Our alert system detected the impact and send out a tweet and a push alert when the shock arrived at DSCOVR around 23:08 UTC.
Wednesday, 6 September 2017 - 21:09 UTC
The wait is over. We finally have a complete set of SOHO/LASCO coronagraph images from today's memorable X9.3 solar flare. If you missed today's space weather events be sure to read this news article before you continue reading here.
Wednesday, 6 September 2017 - 16:28 UTC
What a day! The strongest solar flare of solar cycle 24 erupted today at 12:02 UTC and of course it was sunspot region 2673 that took center stage. It was a memorable X9.33 solar flare (R3-strong radio blackout) which was highly eruptive as well. We have to go all the way back to 5 May 2015 to find the last time we had an X-class solar flare and it has been 12 years ago since we had a solar flare which was stronger than today's X9.3 event! Not bad considering we are already in the declining phase of solar cycle 24!
Tuesday, 5 September 2017 - 16:41 UTC
Sunspot region 2673 really delivered yesterday with multiple M-class events and a complex earth-directed eruption that is likely going to arrive tomorrow! Keep on reading to find out more!
Monday, 4 September 2017 - 16:35 UTC
It has been a long time since a sunspot region managed to get us really excited but earth-facing sunspot region 2673 has succeeded in doing just that. Be sure to keep on reading why you should be getting excited as well!
Friday, 1 September 2017 - 18:03 UTC
We admit! We have been ignoring sunspot region 2674 since it appeared on the solar disk a few days ago. It was a large sunspot region at the time with two massive sunspots. It however wasn't all that complicated and there wasn't much of a risk that it would produce a strong solar flare. That changed however during the past 12 hours or so. Keep on reading to find out what sparked our sudden interest in this sunspot region.
Thursday, 31 August 2017 - 08:56 UTC
Enhanced geomagnetic conditions are underway as a solar wind structure arrived at DSCOVR this night at about 04:43 UTC. The minor G1 geomagnetic threshold was reached today at 08:23 UTC.
Monday, 28 August 2017 - 18:49 UTC
A southern extension of the northern hemisphere polar coronal hole that extends all the way south of the solar equator is now facing Earth.
Sunday, 20 August 2017 - 07:31 UTC
A new sunspot region is now rotating into view of the north-east limb. It should receive sunspot number 2672 later today or tomorrow. This could be yet another sunspot region with potential to produce strong solar flares as it made itself known this night with an M1.2 solar flare that peaked at 01:52 UTC.
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