Two new pages

Saturday, 7 January 2017 - 14:50 UTC

Two new pages

We are beginning the new year at full speed as we added two new pages on SpaceWeatherLive today.

Acronyms and abbreviations

The first page is an addition to our already extensive help section: a page detailing the most commonly used acronyms and abbreviations used in space weather. Acronyms and abbreviations are a common sight in space weather bulletins and they can be confusing if you aren't familiar with them. On this new page you will find a list of the most commonly used terms along with a short description. Do you think we missed an important acronym or abbreviation? Please let us know! You can visit the page by following this link.

Historical solar cycles

I'm sure you are already familiar with the solar cycle progression page but today we added a page with solar cycle data all the way back to 1749. That's when the extensive recording of solar sunspot activity began. A fun little tool to compare the current solar cycle with previous cycles. Don't you wish you we're in 1778 right now? Visit the page by following this link.

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X-class solar flare 1%
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Last X-flare:2017/09/10X8.2
Last M-flare:2017/10/20M1.0
Last geomagnetic storm:2017/10/15Kp5 (G1)
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Last spotless day:2017/10/20

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