Sunday, 15 January 2017 - 21:41 UTC
The northern hemisphere polar coronal hole with an extension all the way down to the solar equator is back and sending an enhanced stream of solar wind towards our planet.
Saturday, 7 January 2017 - 14:50 UTC
We are beginning the new year at full speed as we added two new pages on SpaceWeatherLive today.
Tuesday, 3 January 2017 - 19:31 UTC
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.
Monday, 2 January 2017 - 14:57 UTC
Solar activity remains very low (there are no numbered sunspot regions on the earth-facing side of the solar disk today) but 2017 is off to a good start anyway. A large coronal hole is facing our planet today and sending an enhanced solar wind stream towards our planet.
Saturday, 31 December 2016 - 18:30 UTC
Happy new year everyone! Congratulations on surviving yet another trip around our Sun!
Wednesday, 28 December 2016 - 12:00 UTC
The solar wind speed is finally dropping back down to ambient levels after being enhanced for well over a week. This was of course due to a massive coronal hole. However, we are likely soon going to see yet another uptick in geomagnetic activity because we have a coronal hole facing our planet today.
Saturday, 24 December 2016 - 21:08 UTC
The coronal hole solar wind stream is subsiding and our Sun has gone to sleep. No sunspot groups are currently visible on the earth-facing solar disk. That means we are in for some quiet space weather in the foreseeable future.
Saturday, 17 December 2016 - 16:13 UTC
Its starting to become a familiar topic here: coronal holes! The northern hemisphere polar coronal hole is back and sending an enhanced stream of solar wind towards our planet.
Monday, 5 December 2016 - 20:41 UTC
Sunspot region 2615 never really got going again after the two M-class events on 29 November. The sunspot region grew in size the past few days but never regained the magnetic complexity needed for M-class events. A shame as a nice earth-directed coronal mass ejection would have been very welcome during these quiet times. That means we shift our attention to coronal holes once more and guess what... we have a large coronal hole facing our planet today!
Tuesday, 29 November 2016 - 19:45 UTC
We've been a bit inactive the past few days just like our Sun but she woke us up today with an M-class solar flare!
|Predicted Kp max||3|
|M-class solar flare||1%|
|X-class solar flare||1%|
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