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The SDO/AIA 193 is the best all-around way to watch the sun. You can see solar flares, CMEs, filaments, coronal holes, and other important phenomena. If SDO does not load, use SXI here.

The SDO/AIA 304 is a terrific way to watch solar plasma. Filaments stand out above the surface, and ejections are easily seen as material leaving the solar sphere.

LATEST SOLAR NEWS:
(Jul 29 1718UTC) SOHO images confirm earth-directed CME set for impact Sunday Night/Monday. NASA predicts impact on Monday.
(Jul 29 1012UTC) We saw both intensification of the solar wind, AND eruptions form the plasma filaments. Impact expected at earth from a CME Sunday Night/Monday as this stream of solar wind begins to die down.
(Jul 28 0930UTC) A density shockwave last night should precede a speed ramp today. Geomagnetic unrest is expected. There are no sunspots but we must monitor the earth-facing plasma filaments for eruptive activity.

GOES X-ray 3-day plot
SOLAR FLARES (GOES)
Learn about solar flares here. Click here for 6-hour Data Plot. If neither plot is updating use the backup.
SAT ENV GOES Magnetometer Space Weather disruptions show as large spikes. Space Weather calm shows as smooth curves.

Latest Daily Report

SOLAR WIND TELEMETRY [ACE] Learn About Solar Wind Here
[Red] Negative Bz is Disruptive to Earth’s Magnetic Field
[Blue] Shows the Polar Angle of the Magnetic Field
[Orange] Avg. SW Density is 0.1-10 Protons/Cubic Centimeter
[Yellow] Avg. SW Speed is 350-400 Kilometers/Second
[Green] Avg. SW Temp is 1000-50,000 Kelvin

SAT ENV KP Index [0-3] Green - Stable/Calm Magnetosphere. [4] Yellow - Unstable Magnetosphere. [5+] Red - Geomagnetic Storm Conditions
SAT ENV GOES Proton Flux - This shows the High Energy Proton bombardment. The dotted line represents the " level 1 radiation storm" baseline and each incremental level upward is another level of storm conditions.
SAT ENV GOES Electron Flux This shows the High Energy Electron Bombardment. The radiation storm levels for electrons begin between 10^5 and 10^6 particle count and become significant as we approach 10^7.

If a solar eruption is ever ACTUALLY going to affect earth’s power grid, the satellites will be affected first. See the spacecraft hazards charts below:

The 6 charts above are simple. Green is good. Yellow is approaching charging levels. Red is satellite charging hazard. If you see lots of Red here and a KP of 9 following a large solar flare or other solar eruption (and then your internet and power go down) there is a chance the sun has taken it away.

ACE MAG The chart above shows the critical frequency of the F2 ionospheric layer. Also see the explanation for the TEC display to the right of this panel.
ACE MAG Quiet periods have smooth flat lines. The disruptions here are to the ionosphere.
ACE MAG This TEC chart is from the German Space Weather Application Center. With dozens of similar charts online, the novelty of this one remained unknown to us until May 2016. Now we have a better way of monitoring incoming energy to our planet.

Outgoing Longwave Radiation (OLR) has moved to QuakeWatch.net

The Three D-RAP Charts above show Atmosphere and Ionosphere Effect from Space Weather
Top chart will always show any flare irradiance. Center chart will begin showing effects at radio blackout levels. The bottom chart will only light up during significant events.

ACE MAG This chart shows the forecasted and observed high energy electron bombardment in near-earth space.

Communications Conditions courtesy of www.hamqsl.com/solar.html

Long-Term Solar Progression

ACE MAG This shows the current sunspot number and tracks it since 2000. This cycle was weaker than most, one of the weakest on record. It appears we will soon descend into solar sunspot minimum, but on the descent we may see powerful (albeit fewer) solar flares.
ACE MAG Usually we can judge solar activity by sunspot number and solar flare magnitude but sometimes that is not the case. The sunspots can be inactive or the flares can be on the side of the sun, or there could be filament, coronal hole, nano flare or other activity. The radio flux is a great all-around measurement of activity.
ACE MAG A Year of solar wind from Solen.info
ACE MAG A Year of electron flux from Solen.info

This chart is yet another one from Solen.info – it shows the current solar cycle sunspot counts compared to previous cycles.