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Weak CME impact

Thursday, 15 February 2018 - 11:29 UTC

Weak CME impact

The anticipated coronal mass ejection from the C1.5 solar flare back on Monday has arrived at Earth.

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Coronal hole faces Earth

Wednesday, 14 February 2018 - 14:55 UTC

Coronal hole faces Earth

A northern hemisphere coronal hole is facing our planet today.

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C-class solar flare, Earth-directed CME

Monday, 12 February 2018 - 14:37 UTC

C-class solar flare, Earth-directed CME

Sunspot region 2699 has been transiting the earth-facing solar disk the past few days but was relatively quiet. However, today just past midnight, this sunspot region started to erupt with a long duration C-class solar flare. The solar flare started at 00:15 UTC and peaked at 01:35 UTC with a maximum measured X-ray flux of C1.5. Not a mighty impressive value but the long duration gave away that this event might have been eruptive...

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New and improved site

Saturday, 20 January 2018 - 14:17 UTC

New and improved site

SpaceWeatherLive is proud to present a brand new version of the website! For the last few months we’ve been very hard at work behind the scenes rewriting (literally) all of the pages to improve the whole website in many ways. Together with all the improvements in speed, code and a bunch of other stuff we also introduced a modernised look and feel for the whole site.

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Solar wind shock arrival

Monday, 8 January 2018 - 13:58 UTC

Solar wind shock arrival

A shock in the solar wind arrived this morning around 6:00 UTC. While not very strong (solar wind speed at impact 350km/s) it is hard to pinpoint the source of this shock wave.

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Happy New Year!

Monday, 1 January 2018 - 21:13 UTC

Happy New Year!

Happy new year everyone! Congratulations on surviving yet another trip around our Sun!

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SpaceWeatherLive is now available in Russian!

Saturday, 30 December 2017 - 14:29 UTC

SpaceWeatherLive is now available in Russian!

Exciting news just before we say goodbye to 2017 and welcome 2018: our website is now available in Pусский! Yes, in Russian! This is the eight language already that we can offer to our visitors. The other seven languages that we have for you are English, Spanish, German, French, Dutch, Polish and Swedish!

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Merry Christmas!

Sunday, 24 December 2017 - 18:48 UTC

Merry Christmas!

We are currently under the influence of a coronal hole solar wind stream. The solar wind speed has picked up to 550km/s but there hasn't really been much of a geomagnetic response as the solar wind density and interplanetary magnetic field values have been rather mediocre.

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Coronal hole faces Earth, Quiet Sun

Friday, 8 December 2017 - 18:38 UTC

Coronal hole faces Earth, Quiet Sun

Today we have yet another southward extension of the northern hemisphere polar coronal hole facing our planet.

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Coronal hole faces Earth, G2 watch issued

Saturday, 2 December 2017 - 20:52 UTC

Coronal hole faces Earth, G2 watch issued

A northern hemisphere coronal hole is facing our planet today.

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