Real-time solar activity

Sunspot regions

Solar Dynamics Observatory HMI Continuum
Sunspot number: 47 - New regions: 0
Region Number of
sunspots
Class
Magn.
Class
Spot
2578 3 β CRO
2579 9 β DAO
2580 1 α HSX
Regions due to return
Region Lat.
2571N12
H-alpha plages without spots
Region Location
None

Solar flares

Current value
A9.17
Highest value (2h max)
B1

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.
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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 (552.2 km/sec.)

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Today's space weather

Auroral activity
Minor Severe
High latitude 20% 15%
Middle latitude 5% 1%
Predicted Kp max 3
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:2016/08/23Kp5 (G1)
Number of spotless days in 2016:21
Last spotless day:2016/08/04

This day in history*

Solar flares
12001X5.3
22005M6.4
32014M3.9
41999M3.6
52014M2.0
ApG
1200522G1
2200320G1
3201018G1
4199616
5199515
*since 1994