Monday, 7 November 2022 16:35 UTC
Quite the surprise today! Sunspot region 3141 unexpectedly produced an M5.2 solar flare (R2-moderate radio blackout) that peaked at 00:11 UTC. The solar flare was however impulsive which means it was very short in duration. The resulting coronal mass ejection is very minor and not aimed at Earth.
Friday, 28 October 2022 17:36 UTC
We are currently seeing enhanced auroral conditions here on Earth. Hard to say what is causing it but the north-south direction of the interplanetary magnetic field has turned southwards which fuels auroral activity. Active conditions (Kp4) have been observed already and minor G1 geomagnetic storm conditions are not impossible. High latitude sky watchers should be alert of possible aurora in the hours ahead.
Monday, 3 October 2022 17:26 UTC
Flares, flares and even more flares! That's the topic of the day! Sunspot regions 3110 and 3112 continue to produce numerous C and M-class solar flares together but an X1.0 solar flare that peaked at 20:25 UTC yesterday from sunspot region 3110 is for sure the highlight of the past 24 hours.
Sunday, 2 October 2022 16:13 UTC
We are not seeing much yet of the anticipated geomagnetic storming conditions but our Sun is really doing its best to distract us from that fact. Solar activity is elevated with two sunspot regions stepping into the spotlight. Sunspot region 3110 and 3112 are producing multiple M-class solar flares every day. Two of these solar flares which took place during the past 24 hours peaked above the M5 (R2-moderate) threshold.
Friday, 30 September 2022 18:39 UTC
A transequatorial coronal hole is currently facing our planet. The coronal hole stretches from the solar equator up on to the sun's northern hemisphere. The perfect position for a nice solar wind stream impact here at Earth!
Friday, 16 September 2022 16:19 UTC
Signs of life from everybody's favorite star: our very own Sun. It produced two strong (R2-moderate) M-class solar flares today!
Friday, 2 September 2022 09:16 UTC
A transequatorial coronal hole is currently facing our planet. The coronal hole stretches all the way across the solar equator and is sending a stream of high speed solar wind towards our planet.
Monday, 29 August 2022 15:36 UTC
Sunspot region 3088 keeps firing away as it has now has rotated behind the west limb. An M8.6 solar flare at 11:07 UTC today has been its strongest solar flare thus far but the flare was of short duration and does not look eruptive. None of the coronal mass ejections launched today or yesterday by this region is directed at our planet due to the region's location. Good bye 3088, we hope you survive your trip around the far side of the Sun!
Saturday, 27 August 2022 17:22 UTC
Solar activity is moderate due to numerous M-class solar flares from departing sunspot region 3088. This region is now close the west limb and any coronal mass ejections produced by this region are unlikely to affect Earth.
Wednesday, 4 May 2022 14:22 UTC
Sunspot region 3004 has really developed over the past 24 hours into a very nice sunspot region with a complex Beta-Gamma-Delta magnetic layout.
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|Last geomagnetic storm||2023/11/25||Kp6 (G2)|
|Last spotless day||2022/06/08|
|Monthly mean Sunspot Number|
|October 2023||99.4 -34.2|