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 25% 30%
Middle latitude 5% 1%
Predicted Kp max 3
Solar activity
M-class solar flare 1%
X-class solar flare 1%
Moon phase
Waning Crescent

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Space weather facts

Last X-flare:2017/09/10X8.2
Last M-flare:2017/09/09M1.1
Last geomagnetic storm:2017/10/15Kp5 (G1)
Number of spotless days in 2017:64
Current stretch spotless days:2

This day in history*

Solar flares
12015M1.5
22013M1.2
32001M1.1
42015M1.1
51998C9.1
ApG
1200332G2
2199921G1
3201620
4200514
5200213
*since 1994