This page last updated September 12, 2018.



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

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

September 12, 2018

VERY LOW — No flares in the past two days.


Today's Sun!


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SIDC reports solar activity was very low. A new emerging active region NOAA AR 2722 (Bxo, Beta) has some potential to produce C-class flares.

No earth-directed coronal mass ejections (CMEs) were observed.

The greater than 10MeV proton flux remained at background levels over the past 24 hours. Solar activity is expected to remain low.

Solar wind parameters variations decreased after the passage of the co-rotating intercation region. Solar wind speed decreased from about 590 to 530 km/s. The total interplanetary magnetic field is below 6 nT. Bz varied between -3 and +5 nT.

Finally, SIDC reports geomagnetic conditions gradually decreased from the moderate storm level yesterday till quiet conditons observed now. Geomagnetic conditions are expected to be mostly quiet from now.

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