Historical solar cycles

The chart on this page shows the sunspot numbers since 1749. That's when the extensive recording of solar sunspot activity began. You can zoom in on this plot by selecting a time period that you wish to view. Every dataset can be toggled on or off by clicking on the corresponding description under each graph and it can be exported as a JPG, PNG, PDF or SVG file.

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%
Moon phase
Waxing Crescent

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Space weather facts

Last X-flare:2015/05/05X2.7
Last M-flare:2017/04/03M5.8
Last geomagnetic storm:2017/04/23Kp6 (G2)
Number of spotless days in 2017:30
Last spotless day:2017/04/17

This day in history*

Solar flares
11998M6.8
21999M1.1
32003M1.1
42013C5.9
52002C4.8
ApG
1200327G2
2199924G1
3200721G1
4200113
5201112G1
*since 1994