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WDC Sunspot Index

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Space Weather Services


Solar Map

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No alerts since: 2023-09-27


  • Flare: M-class flares
  • Protons: Quiet
  • Geomagnetic: Quiet
    (A<20 and K<4)
  • All quiet: False
  • Provisional SSN: 155

Solar Activity

URSIgram 2023-10-01

Solar flaring activity over the past 24 hours was at moderate levels. The largest flare was a M2.5-flare, with peak time 01:32 UTC on October 01, associated with NOAA AR 3451 (beta-delta), this active region produced most of the flaring activity in the last 24 hours. There are currently 7 numbered active regions on the visible disk, NOAA AR 3445 has started to rotate off the west limb, NOAA AR 3449 (beta-gamma) and NOAA AR 3450 (beta-gamma) are both stable, all other regions have simple alpha or beta magnetic field configurations. The solar flaring activity is likely to be at moderate levels over the coming days with C-class flares expected, M-class flares possible and a low chance for isolated X-class flaring. No Earth-directed CMEs have been detected in the last 24 hours. A CME was seen erupting towards the east in LASCO-C2 data from 16:10 UTC on October 01 and another was seen erupting towards the south-west in LASCO-C2 data from 18:44 UTC on October 01 both CMEs are determined to be back-sided and are not expected to impact the Earth. A positive polarity coronal hole has crossed the central meridian at the equator. The greater than 10 MeV proton flux was at background level over the last 24 hours and is expected to remain so in the next 24 hours. The greater than 2 MeV electron flux measured by GOES-16 went above the 1000 pfu threshold value between 13:15 UTC and 18:30 UTC on October 01. The greater than 2 MeV electron flux is expected to increase above the threshold again in the next 24 hours. The 24h electron fluence was at moderate levels and is expected to remain at moderate levels in the next 24 hours.

Solar Wind

URSIgram 2023-10-01

The geomagnetic conditions over the past 24 hours were active globally (Kp 4) and unsettled locally (K Bel 3). Quiet to unsettled conditions are expected in the next 24 hours. In the last 24 hours, the interplanetary magnetic field fluctuated between 3 nT and 6 nT. The Bz fluctuated between positive and negative values with a minimum value of – 6 nT. The solar wind speed had values varying between 393 km/s and 444 km/s. The phi-angle was mainly in the positive sector (directed away from the Sun). Slow solar wind conditions are expected in the next 24 hours.



The Locarno station just completed a 5 year digitization project

The Specola Solare Ticinese, which is the pilot station of the SILSO network, completed a 5 years project for the digitization and safe archiving of the sunspot observations and data collected at the Specola Solare Ticinese in Locarno :
In addition, SST and IRSOL ( also developed an interactive WEB interface to look at these

New Guest Investigator Call: visit the EUI and SWAP/LYRA PI teams in Brussels in 2024!

The EUI and SWAP/LYRA PI teams welcome research proposals for the 2024 round of its Guest Investigator Program for research based on EUI, SWAP or LYRA data.

First Open Doors ever at our Radio Astronomy Station

Don’t forget to come visit our radio antenna's in the coming weekend! It is a unique opportunity to have fun with the whole family in a beautiful environment.


Ground Observations

The SIDC monitors the level of solar activity from the photosphere to the corona with ground based instruments located in Uccle and Humain.

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Space Instruments

To avoid the disturbing or blocking effect of the Earth atmosphere, EUV observations of the solar corona need to be made from space...

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Space Weather & Climate

We monitor and forecast solar variability to provide information services  to society and industry about the influence of space weather and climate.

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Data Processing & Distribution

Data processing is necessary to extract relevant information for research studies, whereas data distribution and visualization are part of ROB open data policy.

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Modelling of Solar phenomena allows scientists to test theories and to predict Space Weather phenomena and their impact on Earth.

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Supporting Research

The SIDC shares and expands its expertise through interaction with both upcoming and experienced researchers.

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