Solar flares

The plot on this page shows us the most recent 24-hour solar X-ray data from the primary GOES satellite. You can zoom in on this plot by selecting a time period that you wish to view and even export the graph as a JPG, PDF, SVG or PNG file. Beneath that we have a collection of live imagery which can be used to pinpoint the location of a solar flare and see if there was a coronal mass ejection. Last but not least we have a list detailing all solar flares that took place today. All times listed are in UTC.

Current value
24h max
72h max
Today's Sun
C-class solar flare 5%
M-class solar flare 1%
X-class solar flare 1%
Events on the Sun today
More events in the archive

Solar flares

Coronal mass ejections

SDO/AIA 131 Ångström

SDO

SOHO LASCO C2

SOHO

GOES-16 SUVI 131

GOES

STEREO Ahead COR2

STEREO

Radio Blackout

Radio Blackout

Latest news

Support SpaceWeatherLive.com!

A lot of people come to SpaceWeatherLive to follow the Sun's activity or if there is aurora to be seen, but with more traffic comes higher server costs. Consider a donation if you enjoy SpaceWeatherLive so we can keep the website online!

37%

Space weather facts

Last X-flare:2017/09/10X8.2
Last M-flare:2017/10/20M1.0
Last geomagnetic storm:2020/04/20Kp5 (G1)
Number of spotless days in 2020:112
Current stretch spotless days:20

This day in history*

Solar flares
12002X2.1
22001M6.4
32002M5.0
42002M4.7
52013M1.7
ApG
1200523G1
2201722
3200413
4199513
5199812
*since 1994

Social networks