Real-time solar activity

Sunspot regions

Solar Dynamics Observatory HMI Continuum
Sunspot number: 12 - New regions: 0
Region Number of
sunspots
Class
Magn.
Class
Spot
26962BXO
Regions due to return
Region Lat.
None
H-alpha plages without spots
Region Location
None

Solar flares

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.
Region Start Maximum End
- B9.7 07:28 07:35 07:39
2696 B4.0 08:08 08:13 08:16
2696 B1.2 09:51 09:57 10:06
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

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Today's space weather

Auroral activity Minor Severe
High latitude 15% 10%
Middle latitude 1% 1%
Predicted Kp max 2
Solar activity
M-class solar flare 1%
X-class solar flare 1%
B9.7 B4.0 B1.2
Moon phase
Waxing Crescent

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Space weather facts

Last X-flare:2017/09/10X8.2
Last M-flare:2017/10/20M1.0
Last geomagnetic storm:2018/01/14Kp5 (G1)
Number of spotless days in 2018:6
Last spotless day:2018/01/14

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*since 1994