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Major changes to the Kp alert system

As most of you are aware, we have an extensive system running behind the scenes that automatically issues all kinds of space weather related alerts on our Twitter channel, browser push alerts and email alerts. One of the alerts that we issue are those related to the Kp-index.

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Current data suggest that it is not possible to see aurora now at middle latitudes
The solar wind speed is currently moderately high (555.9 km/sec.)

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Today's space weather

Auroral activity Minor Severe
High latitude 25% 60%
Middle latitude 25% 1%
Predicted Kp max 5
Solar activity
M-class solar flare 1%
X-class solar flare 1%
Moon phase
New Moon

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Space weather facts

Last X-flare:2015/05/05X2.7
Last M-flare:2017/04/03M5.8
Last geomagnetic storm:2017/04/23Kp6 (G2)
Number of spotless days in 2017:30
Current stretch spotless days:2

This day in history*

Solar flares
12001M7.8
22003M7.0
32003M2.5
42003M2.1
52003M2.1
ApG
1199831G1
2201318G1
3199518
4201216G1
5200315
*since 1994