Space Weather

  • Real Time Images of the Sun

    The sun is constantly monitored for sun spots and coronal mass ejections. EIT (Extreme ultraviolet Imaging Telescope) images the solar atmosphere at several wavelengths, and therefore, shows solar material at different temperatures. In the images taken at 304 Angstrom the bright material is at 60,000 to 80,000 degrees Kelvin. In those taken at 171 Angstrom, at 1 million degrees. 195 Angstrom images correspond to about 1.5 million Kelvin, 284 Angstrom to 2 million degrees. The hotter the temperature, the higher you look in the solar atmosphere.

  • SOHO EIT 304

  • SOHO EIT 284

  • Mauna Loa Solar Image

  • Large Angle and Spectrometric Coronagraph (LASCO)

  • Real-Time Solar Wind

  • Solar X-ray Flux

    This plot shows 3-days of 5-minute solar x-ray flux values measured on the SWPC primary and secondary GOES satellites.
  • Satellite Environment

    The Satellite Environment Plot combines satellite and ground-based data to provide an overview of the current geosynchronous satellite environment.
  • Sun Spot Number Progression

    This plot shows the Solar Cycle Sun Spot Number Progression.
  • F10.7cm Radio Flux Progression

    This plot shows the F10.7cm Radio Flux Progression.
  • Ap Progression

    This plot shows the Solar Cycle Ap Progression.
  • Northern Hemi Auroral

  • Southern Hemi Auroral

    Instruments on board the NOAA Polar-orbiting Operational Environmental Satellite (POES) continually monitor the power flux carried by the protons and electrons that produce aurora in the atmosphere. SWPC has developed a technique that uses the power flux observations obtained during a single pass of the satellite over a polar region (which takes about 25 minutes) to estimate the total power deposited in an entire polar region by these auroral particles. The power input estimate is converted to an auroral activity index that ranges from 1 to 10.
  • VHF and HF Band Conditions



Space Weather Images and Information (excluded from copyright) courtesy of: NOAA / NWS Space Weather Prediction Center, Mauna Loa Solar Observatory (HAO/NCAR), and SOHO (ESA & NASA).