Real-time solar activity

Sunspot regions

Solar Dynamics Observatory HMI Continuum
Sunspot number: 17 - New regions: 0
Region Number of
sunspots
Class
Magn.
Class
Spot
2597 2 α HSX
Regions due to return
Region Lat.
None
H-alpha plages without spots
Region Location
None

Solar flares

Current value
B1.63
Highest value (2h max)
B2.25

Events on the Sun today

Below you'll find an overview of the solar flares that occurred on the Sun today, arranged in order of time of occurrence. If there weren't any noteworthy events on the Sun, nothing will be displayed. For more data about the past days, months or years please look in our archive.
More events in the archive

Far side

Far side
STEREO Far side
Current data suggest that it is not possible to see aurora now at middle latitudes
The solar wind speed is currently moderately high (599.2 km/sec.)

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Today's space weather

Auroral activity
Minor Severe
High latitude 20% 20%
Middle latitude 10% 1%
Predicted Kp max 5
Solar activity
M-class solar flare 1%
X-class solar flare 1%

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Space weather facts

Last X-flare:2015/05/05X2.7
Last M-flare:2016/08/07M1.3
Last geomagnetic storm:2016/09/30Kp5 (G1)
Number of spotless days in 2016:21
Last spotless day:2016/08/04

This day in history*

Solar flares
12001M9.1
22000M5.0
32015M4.5
42000M2.2
52003M1.4
ApG
1200267G3
2200148G2
3199746G3
4201232G3
5199824G1
*since 1994