Real-time solar activity

Sunspot regions

Solar Dynamics Observatory HMI Continuum
Sunspot number: 13 - New regions: 0
Region Number of
sunspots
Class
Magn.
Class
Spot
2636 1 α AXX
2637 2 α AXX
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.
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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 (533 km/sec.)

Latest news

Today's space weather

Auroral activity Minor Severe
High latitude 20% 20%
Middle latitude 5% 1%
Predicted Kp max 2
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:2016/11/29M1.2
Last geomagnetic storm:2017/02/01Kp5 (G1)
Number of spotless days in 2017:11
Current stretch spotless days:2

This day in history*

Solar flares
12002M5.1
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32002M4.2
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ApG
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3200619G1
4200317
5199417G1
*since 1994