Global geomagnetic activity

The map below shows the estimated position of the auroral oval in the next 30 minutes based on solar wind data from ACE. Locations at least 1.000 kilometers (600 miles) away from the oval will have a chance to see aurora towards the horizon. Note that this is a computer model which doesn’t take into account your local weather or the altitude of the Sun at your location. Use this model as a guide.

KP index

The Kp-index

The Kp-index is a global auroral activity indicator on a scale from 0 to 9. You can use it as a guide to estimate how active the aurora is and at what latitude aurora might be visible. The observed Kp-index uses data from magnetometers and the predicted Kp-index estimates what the Kp will be in the near future with data from ACE.

Latest observed: Kp: 0+
Currently predicted: Kp: 1
Quiet Unsettled Active G1 G2 G3 G4 G5
Current data suggest that it is not possible to see aurora now at middle latitudes

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Today's space weather

Auroral activity
Minor Severe
High latitude 25% 10%
Middle latitude 1% 1%
Predicted Kp max 3
Solar activity
M-class solar flare 5%
X-class solar flare 1%


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