Solar Cycle 24 - Top 50 solar flares

On this page you will find an overview of the strongest solar flares from Solar Cycle 24 together with links to more information in our archive and a video (if available) of the event. This page is updated daily.

Region Start Maximum End
1X9.32017/09/06267311:5312:0212:10View archive
2X8.22017/09/10267315:3516:0616:31View archive
3X6.92011/08/09126307:4808:0508:08 MovieView archive
4X5.42012/03/07142900:0200:2400:40 MovieView archive
5X4.92014/02/25199000:3900:4901:03 MovieView archive
6X3.32013/11/05189022:0722:1222:15 MovieView archive
7X3.22013/05/14174800:0001:1101:20 MovieView archive
8X3.12014/10/24219221:0721:4122:13 MovieView archive
9X2.82013/05/13174815:4816:0516:16 MovieView archive
10X2.72015/05/05233922:0522:1122:15 MovieView archive
11X2.32013/10/29187521:4221:5422:01 MovieView archive
12X2.22011/02/15115801:4401:5602:06 MovieView archive
13X2.22014/06/10208711:3611:4211:44 MovieView archive
14X2.22015/03/11229716:1116:2216:29 MovieView archive
15X2.22017/09/06267308:5709:1009:17View archive
16X2.12011/09/06128322:1222:2022:24 MovieView archive
17X2.12013/10/25188214:5115:0315:12 MovieView archive
18X2.02014/10/26219210:0410:5611:18 MovieView archive
19X2.02014/10/27219214:1214:4715:09 MovieView archive
20X1.92011/09/24130209:2109:4009:48 MovieView archive
21X1.92011/11/03133920:1620:2720:32 MovieView archive
22X1.82011/09/07128322:3222:3822:44 MovieView archive
23X1.82012/10/23159803:1303:1703:21 MovieView archive
24X1.82014/12/20224200:1100:2800:55 MovieView archive
25X1.72012/01/27140217:3718:3718:56 MovieView archive
26X1.72013/05/13174801:5302:1702:32 MovieView archive
27X1.72013/10/25188207:5308:0108:09 MovieView archive
28X1.62014/09/10215817:2117:4518:20 MovieView archive
29X1.62014/10/22219214:0214:2814:50 MovieView archive
30X1.62014/11/07220516:5317:2617:34 MovieView archive
31X1.52011/03/09116623:1323:2323:29 MovieView archive
32X1.52014/06/10208712:3612:5213:03 MovieView archive
33X1.42011/09/22130210:2911:0111:44 MovieView archive
34X1.42012/07/12152015:3716:4917:30 MovieView archive
35X1.32012/03/07143001:0501:1401:23 MovieView archive
36X1.32014/04/25203500:1700:2700:38 MovieView archive
37X1.32017/09/07267314:2014:3614:55View archive
38X1.22013/05/15174801:2501:4801:58 MovieView archive
39X1.22014/01/07194418:0418:3218:58 MovieView archive
40X1.12012/03/05142902:3004:0904:43 MovieView archive
41X1.12012/07/06151523:0123:0823:14 MovieView archive
42X1.12013/11/08189004:2004:2604:29 MovieView archive
43X1.12013/11/10189005:0805:1405:18 MovieView archive
44X1.12014/10/19219204:1705:0305:48 MovieView archive
45X1.02013/10/28187501:4102:0302:12 MovieView archive
46X1.02013/11/19189310:1410:2610:34 MovieView archive
47X1.02014/03/29201717:3517:4817:54 MovieView archive
48X1.02014/06/11208708:5909:0609:10 MovieView archive
49X1.02014/10/25219216:5517:0818:11 MovieView archive
50M9.92014/01/01193618:4018:5219:03View archive
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