Science news and information about the Sun-Earth environment.
X-ray Solar Flares
Side of the Sun
Solar Flares: Probabilities for a medium-sized (M-class) or a major (X-class) solar flare during the next 24/48 hours are tabulated below.
Geomagnetic Storms: Probabilities for significant disturbances in Earth's magnetic field are given for three activity levels: active, minor storm, severe storm
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|Essential Web Links|
NOAA Space Environment Center -- The official U.S. government bureau for real-time monitoring of solar and geophysical events, research in solar-terrestrial physics, and forecasting solar and geophysical disturbances.
Atmospheric Optics -- the first place to look for information about sundogs, pillars, rainbows and related phenomena.
Recent Solar Events -- a summary of current solar conditions from lmsal.com.
The Lion Roars -- visit this site to find out what the magnetosphere sounds like.
List of Potentially Hazardous Asteroids -- from the Harvard Minor Planet Center.
Observable Comets -- from the Harvard Minor Planet Center.
Real-time Solar Wind Data -- from NASA's ACE spacecraft.
How powerful are solar wind gusts? Not very! Read this story from Science@NASA.
More Real-time Solar Wind Data -- from the Solar and Heliospheric Observatory Proton Monitor.
Lists of Coronal Mass Ejections -- from 1996 to 2006
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