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.
Press release - May 06, 2015: Extreme flaring activity (NL-FR-EN)


Solar activity is low but on an increasing trend. The flux emergence
regions that were noted yesterday have developed into NOAA AR 2352 (beta)
and NOAA AR 2353 (beta-gamma). The latter has produced two minor C-flares
in the past hours. Also NOAA AR 2349 (beta), in the Southern hemisphere,
has produced minor C-class flares. We expect more C-class flares in the
coming 24 hours.
Geomagnetic conditions have been quiet in the past 24 hours and are
expected to remain so. The solar wind is  stable at 350 km/s and there is
no CME or coronal hole influence in sight.

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Most recent alerts

2015 May 22 0149 UTC
A halo or partial-halo CME was detected with the following characteristics: [more]

2015 May 22 0536 UTC
CACTus detected a halo CME yesterday May 21 22:24. Given the absence of [more]

2015 May 05 2246 UTC
A class X2.7 solar X-ray flare occurred on 2015/05/05 with peak time 22:11UT [more]

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

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May 20, 2015: Twisted beauties

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May 06, 2015: Extreme flaring activity (NL-FR-EN)

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Mar 11, 2015: Extreme flaring activity (NL-FR-EN)

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