New and improved site

SpaceWeatherLive is proud to present a brand new version of the website! For the last few months we’ve been very hard at work behind the scenes rewriting (literally) all of the pages to improve the whole website in many ways. Together with all the improvements in speed, code and a bunch of other stuff we also […]

Solar wind shock arrival

A shock in the solar wind arrived this morning around 6:00 UTC. While not very strong (solar wind speed at impact 350km/s) it is hard to pinpoint the source of this shock wave. Powered by WPeMatico

SpaceWeatherLive is now available in Russian!

Exciting news just before we say goodbye to 2017 and welcome 2018: our website is now available in Pусский! Yes, in Russian! This is the eight language already that we can offer to our visitors. The other seven languages that we have for you are English, Spanish, German, French, Dutch, Polish and Swedish! Powered by WPeMatico

Merry Christmas!

We are currently under the influence of a coronal hole solar wind stream. The solar wind speed has picked up to 550km/s but there hasn’t really been much of a geomagnetic response as the solar wind density and interplanetary magnetic field values have been rather mediocre. Powered by WPeMatico

The past, the present and the future

We’ve been a bit more quiet than you’re used to from us during the past few weeks but our team is once more at full capacity ready to bring you the latest space weather updates. Without any further ado, let’s get started! Powered by WPeMatico

Coronal hole faces Earth

A southern extension of the northern hemisphere polar coronal hole is facing our planet today. It is the same coronal hole that caused minor G1 geomagnetic storm conditions for four days last month. Powered by WPeMatico

X8.2 coronal mass ejection

Yesterday’s X8.2 (R3-strong) solar flare from sunspot region 2673 was one of the most spectacular solar flares we have ever seen. Not only was this the second strongest solar flare of the current solar cycle, it also launched an extremely fast and broad coronal mass ejection. What a way to say goodbye! Let’s hope it […]

X8.2 solar flare

Sunspot region 2673 departs in style! The region is now behind the western limb but it still managed to produce it’s fourth X-class solar flare: it erupted with an X8.28 (R3-strong) solar flare that peaked at 16:06 UTC. Powered by WPeMatico

X9.3 CME impact, Severe G4 storm

The X9.3 coronal mass ejection has arrived at Earth and boy does it pack a punch! While the M5.5 coronal mass ejection turned out to be a huge dissapointment, the X9.3 coronal mass ejection is much stronger than expected and we are seeing some of the strongest geomagnetic storming of the current solar cycle. Powered […]

Major X1.39 solar flare

Solar activity is once again at high levels. Sunspot region 2673 continues to be very active as it rotates towards the west limb. Today (thus far!) it managed to produce a couple of M-class solar flares and an X-class solar flare. Powered by WPeMatico

Coronal mass ejection arrival

While we were catching some much needed sleep, the coronal mass ejection from Monday’s M5.5 solar flare arrived at Earth. Our alert system detected the impact and send out a tweet and a push alert when the shock arrived at DSCOVR around 23:08 UTC. Powered by WPeMatico

X9.3 earth-directed coronal mass ejection

The wait is over. We finally have a complete set of SOHO/LASCO coronagraph images from today’s memorable X9.3 solar flare. If you missed today’s space weather events be sure to read this news article before you continue reading here. Powered by WPeMatico

Major X9.33 solar flare

What a day! The strongest solar flare of solar cycle 24 erupted today at 12:02 UTC and of course it was sunspot region 2673 that took center stage. It was a memorable X9.33 solar flare (R3-strong radio blackout) which was highly eruptive as well. We have to go all the way back to 5 May […]