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.

FAST WARNING 'PRESTO' MESSAGE  from the SIDC (RWC-Belgium) 2014 Oct 22

Catania sunspot group 88 (NOAA AR 2192) produced an X1.6 flare peaking at
14:28 UT today. Although the SOHO/LASCO data for the corresponding period
is not available yet, the lack of conspicuous eruptive signatures in the
SDO/AIA data indicates that the flare was confined and not associated with
a CME. No increase of the proton flux was detected by GOES in association
with this event. 

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2014 Oct 22 1833 UTC
Catania sunspot group 88 (NOAA AR 2192) produced an X1.6 flare peaking [more]

2014 Sep 07 1337 UTC
The latest halo CME alert generated by the CACTus software package: 025|2014/09/06 [more]

2014 Aug 08 1211 UTC
END OF ALL QUIET ALERT ...................... The SIDC [more]

Science Highlights

Oct 22, 2014: X1.6 flare on 22 October (NL-FR-EN)- UPDATED

Oct 21, 2014: NOAA "Boom! Boom!" 2192

Oct 19, 2014: X1.1 flare on 19 October (NL-FR-EN)

Oct 08, 2014: An M7 surprise

Oct 01, 2014: Another farside blast

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