Real-time solar images

Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO)

The NASA Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) mission consists of one sun observing spacecraft with three instruments which is located in a geosynchronous orbit around Earth. The AIA and HMI instruments provide us with solar imagery of unprecedented detail. Below you will find numerous images of the Sun from these instruments in many different wavelengths, revealing many different solar phenomena like solar flares, coronal holes, sunspots and filaments. The numbers on the images below indicate the location of different sunspot groups. If there are no numbers then the Sun is currently devoid of numbered sunspot regions.

HMI Intensitygram

HMI Intensitygram Flattened

HMI Magnetogram

HMI Colorized Magnetogram

AIA 094

AIA Wavelength 094

AIA 131

AIA Wavelength 131

AIA 171

AIA Wavelength 171

AIA 193

AIA Wavelength 193

AIA 211

AIA Wavelength 211

AIA 304

AIA Wavelength 304

AIA 335

AIA Wavelength 335

AIA 1600

AIA Wavelength 1600

AIA 1700

AIA Wavelength 1700

AIA 094 335 193

AIA Composite 094 - 335 - 193

AIA 211 193 171

AIA Composite 211 - 193 - 171

AIA 304 211 171

AIA Composite 304 - 211 - 171

HMI Magnetogram AIA 171

AIA Composite 211 - 193 - 171

Current data suggest that it is not possible to see aurora now at middle latitudes

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Auroral activity Minor Severe
High latitude 25% 20%
Middle latitude 1% 1%
Predicted Kp max 2
Solar activity
M-class solar flare 1%
X-class solar flare 1%
Moon phase
New Moon

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