About SpaceWeatherLive

Who's behind SpaceWeatherLive?

SpaceWeatherLive is an initiative of Astro Event Group vzw, a non-profit organisation in Belgium and Spacepage, a Dutch website of the organisation about astronomy and space. Like our organization, it is driven with the help of many volunteers who spend a part of their free time in the development of the website and in providing updates, making articles or translate the website.

Volunteers and moderators of SpaceWeatherLive

  • Sander Vancanneyt - Founder, developer - Space Weather analyst
  • Marcel de Bont - Website Manager, Space Weather analyst, Social Media Manager

The faces behind SpaceWeatherLive

Translators

  • Dutch - Vancanneyt Sander
  • English - Vancanneyt Sander en Joeri De Ro
  • French - Vancanneyt Sander, Dominic Cantin, Estelle
  • German - Vancanneyt Sander, Johannes Poms (Atoms)
  • Swedish - Marcel de Bont, Diana Carlsson, Carl Bergstrand
  • Spanish - Jose Juan Ramón
  • Polish - Jakub Żeżuła
If you would like to see this website into your own language, please contact us or provide information on the community forum!

Support our website

The whole website is made with the help of volunteers, this is not our profession and we do not earn money with it. All the money we get from advertisers and donations go directly into the hosting costs of the website. It's with the help of donations we can keep this baby running, so feel free to support our project so we can continue to deliver this website to you visitors.

Thanks to the donations in 2017 from:

  • A. Miller
  • R. Doescher
  • A. Witt (CH)

A bit of history...

Long before SpaceWeatherLive existed there was a Dutch astronomy website, called Spacepage, that provided some Space Weather information on that page with some basic data. That bit of information however grew steadely untill it went too big for the Spacepage website and quickly saw itself going to it's own Dutch domain Poollicht.be in 2005. The whole Space Weather website was only available in the Dutch language. People loved the fact that they had a Space Weather website in their native language and the whole website began a transformation into a multi-lingual website which was launched in 2008 with three available languages (Dutch, English and French) and since than, that once tiny information bar on a Dutch website became SpaceWeatherLive.

Years and years of continuously improving and extending the website made it one of the biggest Space Weather websites on the internet with thousands and thousands of vistors and an ever groing set of unique featurs to bring everyone the latest and best Space Weather data, news, alerts, information and so much more.

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

Latest news

Today's space weather

Auroral activity Minor Severe
High latitude 20% 10%
Middle latitude 1% 1%
Predicted Kp max 2
Solar activity
M-class solar flare 1%
X-class solar flare 1%

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Space weather facts

Last X-flare:2015/05/05X2.7
Last M-flare:2016/11/29M1.2
Last geomagnetic storm:2017/02/24Kp5 (G1)
Number of spotless days in 2017:11
Current stretch spotless days:2

This day in history*

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ApG
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3199525G1
4201420G1
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*since 1994