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Saturday, 20 January 2018 - 14:17 UTC

New and improved site

SpaceWeatherLive is proud to present a brand new version of the website! For the last few months we’ve been very hard at work behind the scenes rewriting (literally) all of the pages to improve the whole website in many ways. Together with all the improvements in speed, code and a bunch of other stuff we also introduced a modernised look and feel for the whole site.

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Solar wind shock arrival

Monday, 8 January 2018 - 13:58 UTC

Solar wind shock arrival

A shock in the solar wind arrived this morning around 6:00 UTC. While not very strong (solar wind speed at impact 350km/s) it is hard to pinpoint the source of this shock wave.

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Happy New Year!

Monday, 1 January 2018 - 21:13 UTC

Happy New Year!

Happy new year everyone! Congratulations on surviving yet another trip around our Sun!

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SpaceWeatherLive is now available in Russian!

Saturday, 30 December 2017 - 14:29 UTC

SpaceWeatherLive is now available in Russian!

Exciting news just before we say goodbye to 2017 and welcome 2018: our website is now available in Pусский! Yes, in Russian! This is the eight language already that we can offer to our visitors. The other seven languages that we have for you are English, Spanish, German, French, Dutch, Polish and Swedish!

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Merry Christmas!

Sunday, 24 December 2017 - 18:48 UTC

Merry Christmas!

We are currently under the influence of a coronal hole solar wind stream. The solar wind speed has picked up to 550km/s but there hasn't really been much of a geomagnetic response as the solar wind density and interplanetary magnetic field values have been rather mediocre.

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Coronal hole faces Earth, Quiet Sun

Friday, 8 December 2017 - 18:38 UTC

Coronal hole faces Earth, Quiet Sun

Today we have yet another southward extension of the northern hemisphere polar coronal hole facing our planet.

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Coronal hole faces Earth, G2 watch issued

Saturday, 2 December 2017 - 20:52 UTC

Coronal hole faces Earth, G2 watch issued

A northern hemisphere coronal hole is facing our planet today.

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The past, the present and the future

Monday, 27 November 2017 - 17:10 UTC

The past, the present and the future

We've been a bit more quiet than you're used to from us during the past few weeks but our team is once more at full capacity ready to bring you the latest space weather updates. Without any further ado, let's get started!

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Coronal hole faces Earth

Sunday, 5 November 2017 - 18:52 UTC

Coronal hole faces Earth

We are currently in a very quiet period when it comes to space weather with no significant sunspot regions, solar flares or geomagnetic storms to report about but fortunately we still have the occasional coronal hole to lighten up the mood... and skies!

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Coronal hole faces Earth

Saturday, 21 October 2017 - 08:57 UTC

Coronal hole faces Earth

A large southern extension of the northern hemisphere polar coronal hole is facing Earth today.

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Auroral activity Minor Severe
High latitude 30% 35%
Middle latitude 10% 1%
Predicted Kp max 4
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M-class solar flare 1%
X-class solar flare 1%
Moon phase
Waxing Crescent

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