Welcome to the Solar Influences Data Analysis Center (SIDC), which is the solar physics research department of the Royal Observatory of Belgium. The SIDC includes the World Data Center for the sunspot index and the ISES Regional Warning Center Brussels for space weather forecasting.


NOAA AR 2671 continued to grow and has evolved into a beta-gamma-delta
magnetic field configuration. Nevertheless, it has not produced any flare
above the B-class level in past 24 h. The situation can change as this
region will likely generate C-class flares, and has potential for M- (and
even X-) class flares. It produced a CME directed to the west first seen at
14:00 UT (LASCO-C2) on August 16, that will most likely miss the Earth. 

No Earth directed Coronal Mass Ejections (CMEs) have been detected. Solar
protons have remained at background levels over the past 24 hours.

Geomagnetic conditions have been disturbed due to the expected arrival of a
high speed stream from a coronal hole (Kp reached 5 at 06:00 UT and the
local K went up to 4 at 09:00 UT). Solar wind speed is increasing and
currently around 550 km/s with interplanetary magnetic field intensity of
11 nT, with periods of negative Bz since early today. More disturbed
conditions are expected in the next 48 h with K up to 6.

Latest SWAP image

SWAP latest image

Latest USET H-alpha image
USET latest Halpha image

Latest LYRA curve

Latest LYRA Curves

Latest Callisto Observations

Latest HUMAIN Callisto qkl

Daily estimated sunspot number

Most recent alerts

2017 Aug 03 2228 UTC
DSCOVR registered a jump in both solar wind density and magnitude of the [more]

2017 Jul 30 1211 UTC
END OF ALL QUIET ALERT ...................... The SIDC [more]

2017 Jul 23 1044 UTC
A halo or partial-halo CME was detected with the following characteristics: [more]

2017 Apr 03 1504 UTC
A class M5.8 solar X-ray flare occurred on 2017/04/03 with peak time 14:29UT [more]

Science Highlights

Aug 02, 2017: Night of the (shooting) Stars 2017 ***CANCELLED***

Jul 27, 2017: NOAA 2665's fireworks continues!

Jul 19, 2017: The Bastille Day 2017 event

Jul 10, 2017: A Sunday morning solar observing session

Jul 04, 2017: An eruptive surprize

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Aug 11, 2017: Eclipse fever

Jun 02, 2017: Extreme Ultraviolet Imager (EUI) ready for launch!

May 28, 2017: A coronal mass ejection as the source of a strong geomagnetic storm (NL-FR-EN)

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