Space Weather Observations, Alerts, and Forecast

Real Time Images of the Sun from the Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO)

SOHO EIT 304
SOHO EIT 284
SOHO EIT 284 image of the sun
SOHO EIT 195
SOHO EIT 195 image of the sun

Aurora 30-Minute Forecast

Northern Hemisphere Auroral Map
Current Northern hemispheric power input map
Southern Hemisphere Auroral Map
Current Southern hemispheric power input map

The OVATION Aurora Forecast Model shows the intensity and location of the aurora predicted for the time shown at the top of the map. This probability forecast is based on current solar wind conditions measured at L1, but using a fixed 30-minute delay time between L1 and Earth. A 30-minute delay corresponds to approximately 800 km/s solar wind speed as might be encountered during geomagnetic storming conditions. In reality, delay times vary from less than 30 minutes to an hour or so for average solar wind conditions.

Sunspot Map

Credits:

Space Weather Images and Information courtesy of:
NOAA / NWS Space Weather Prediction Center
SOHO (ESA & NASA).