Astro Live Data

 


Today's pictures of the sun





Solar X-Ray Flux and Geomagnetic Field

Solar X-Rays

Status

Geomagnetic field

Status



Magnetometer data from Germany




The graph below indicates the probability of an Aurora.


The further the marker extends to the lower right corner (red area) the higher the likelihood of an upcoming Aurora.


The picture below shows the present Aurora oval.



The larger the oval, the further South / down to lower latitudes the Aurora can be observed.


Here is another very nice picture of the Aurora oval.

 
The plot below simulates the area, where in the Northern Hemisphere an Aurora is presently visible (assuming a dark sky). It is updated every 5 minutes but you have to click the reload button of your browser. The model computes the estimated brightness of auroral activity and plots this on the map as a solid bright color that varies from green (no activity to low levels of auroral activity) to brown/orange (low to moderate levels of activity) to red (moderate to high levels of activity). The brighter the red, the more intense the activity. Those areas which may be able to spot activity are most often within the zone of fading color on the outskirts of the plotted auroral oval. The extent of the fading color zone on the outskirts of the oval is based on the estimated height and intensity of auroral luminosity.

Image of Auroral Sightings

The map below shows, where Auroral sightings have been reported during the last 72 hours

Image of Auroral Sightings

Here you can see today's phase of the Moon. Click on the right picture to get a high resolution moon map.

         

Here you can check which planets can be presently seen...

... and the present view and constellation of the Moons of Jupiter, Saturn and Mars
(click on the pictures below to get the live pictures)


 

 

 

 

Jupiter's moons

Saturn's moons

Mars simulation

Earth's moon


The German Astrosite astronomie.de provides a view of the German night sky which is updated hourly

 

Sky & Telescopes Interactive Sky Chart shows you which constellations can presently be seen

S&T's Interactive Sky Chart

 

Schedule of Astronomy related Television transmission of NASA:


Calculate upcoming Iridium flares visible from the location of DD1US

(thanks to CalSky for providing this excellent service)

 

This picture shows you the current position of the International Space Station ISS

 (courtesy of ESA&Heavens-Above)

If you are not sure, what you have just seen then check whether it might have been an airplane

(thanks to www.flightradar24.com)

 

 


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