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.

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Solar activity remains to be low with no C-class flares reported during
last 24 hours. There are no active regions observed, on the visible side of
solar disc. Therefore, we expect solar activity to remain low. No Earth
directed CMEs were observed in the last 24 hours. 
The solar wind speed is about 450 km/s, and the interplanetary magnetic
field is stable with the magnitude of about 4 nT. The geomagnetic
conditions are quiet and expected to remain so in the coming hours. In the
late evening today, or in the morning of June 29, the fast solar wind
associated with the elongated equatorial coronal hole which reached central
meridian in the early morning of June 26, might arrive and induce unsettled
to active geomagnetic conditions.

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

2016 Jun 27 1202 UTC
END OF ALL QUIET ALERT ...................... The SIDC [more]

2016 Jun 17 0753 UTC
A partial halo CME can be seen in SoHO/LASCO C2 images from around 8:00UT [more]

2016 May 16 0149 UTC
A halo or partial-halo CME was detected with the following characteristics: [more]

2016 Apr 18 0110 UTC
A class M6.7 solar X-ray flare occurred on 2016/04/18 with peak time 00:29UT [more]

Science Highlights

Jun 21, 2016: A long duration geomagnetic storm

Jun 10, 2016: Spotless days

May 30, 2016: Quiet week, lovely events

May 19, 2016: An early application...

May 05, 2016: One year with no X-class flares

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May 04, 2016: Mercury Transit (NL-FR-EN)

Mar 23, 2016: STCE 10 years - Happy Birthday (NL-FR-EN)

Jan 15, 2016: Space Technology & Calibration Laboratories

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