This page last updated May 27, 2017.



The National Space Weather Program wrote, "Space weather refers to conditions on the Sun and in the space environment that can influence the performance and reliability of space-borne and ground-based technological systems, and can endanger human life or health."1

Current Space Weather

Current Space Weather conditions update automatically, irrespective of data on the remainder of this page!

Solar X-rays:
Geomagnetic Field:


Explanation of Space Weather Indicators Seen Above

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Please go to Space Weather Indicators for the explanation. It will assist your understanding of space weather.

NOAA Space Weather Scale descriptions can be found at: NOAA Space Weather Scales.

Activity Level on the Sun

May 27, 2017

VERY LOW — No flares in the past two days.


Today's Sun!


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SIDC reports over the past 24 hours solar activity has been low. There have been several B-flares flares originated at NOAA AR 2659 (McIntosh: Dai; Mag.Type: Beta). The biggest flare B2.9 peaked yesterday (26-Mar-2017) at 21:23 UT. No Earth-directed CMEs have been detected over the past 24 hours. Solar protons have remained at background levels over the past 24 hours.

Solar X-Ray background level is expected to remain low. NOAA AR 2659 and one returning active region are expected to produce more B-class flares over the next 24 hours. C class flares are also not excluded.

variations of the solar wind parameters were weak. Solar wind speed remained below 310 km/s during the last 24 hours. The magnitude of the Interplanetary Magnetic Field (Bt) remained below 5 nT. The Bz component fluctuated between between -3 and +3 nT.

Finally, SIDC reports geomagnetic conditions have been very quiet in the past 24 hours (K Dourbes between 0 and 2; NOAA Kp between 0 and 2). Geomagnetic activity is expected to continue at very low levels today (27-May-2016). Active conditions are still possible from today midnight due to the possible arrival of the 23-May-2017 CME.

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