This page last updated February 20, 2020.



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

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Solar X-rays:
Geomagnetic Field:


Explanation of Space Weather Indicators Seen Above

An explanation of space weather indicators appears on a separate page.

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

February 20, 2020

VERY LOW — No C-class flares in the past two days.


Today's Sun!


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SIDC reports no active regions visible on the Sun. No flares observed, nor expected.

No Earth directed CMEs in past 24 h.

Solar protons have remained at background levels over the past 24 hours.

The solar wind speed is at 420 km/s with interplanetary magnetic field magnitude of 4 nT./p>

Finally, SIDC reports quiet to unsettled conditions (K and Kp = 1 - 3) were observed in the past 24 h. The solar wind from small patchy negative polarity equatorial coronal holes can still affect the Earth (including the low latitudinal extension of the southern polar coronal hole). Mostly quiet to unsettled conditions expected for the next 48 h.

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