Both this and the faster mirror, which I recommend, are running the same script most of the time. Occasionally this slow mirror stops updating for a few hours when I boot into a different OS and the backup slow server kicks in. But it also gets fixes and additions days or weeks before the high bandwidth mirror.

unofficial near real-time space weather aggregation

This site is updated by a set of badly written perl scripts which to grab URLs for arbitrary sequences of images, occasionally make animated gifs out of them, and save them to a single directory. I search the 'net for solar physics or spaceweather related data sources and add them to these scripts input. The html is static server side includes for each section updated by hand when I add something new to the scripts. Organization is general and there are no explanations of the data, but they are linked to the sources which usually have explanations. The below scripts contain URLs for the data sources if they aren't linked with the images. There's lots of hardcoded directories so they need a bit of modification to run on different machines.

1 image in the list (~400) is updated every 30 seconds

Optimized for a 1280 pixel horizontal resolution at 90% view.

SOLIS data used here are produced cooperatively by NSF/NSO and NASA/LWS. Courtesy of SDO (NASA) and the [AIA, EVE, and/or AIA] consortium. Other data supplied courtesy of Real time Earth magnetosphere simulation Copyright@NICT. Copyright 1996-2009 NorthWest Research Associates, Inc. NSO/Sacramento Peak data used here are produced cooperatively by USAF/AFMC/AFRL/VSBS and NSF/NOAO/NSO/SP. Also thanks to Lockheed Martin's SolarSoft, NASA and friends (Community Coordinated Modeling Center, Goddard Space Flight Center, iSWA, etc), Big Bear Solar Observatory, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Department of Defense (DoD), the GONG network, Wilcox Solar Observatory, High Altitude Observatory, The LWA Consortium, Australian Space Weather Agency, Space Weather Canada, Russian Academy of Sciences Special Astrophysical Observatory (SAO), Chinese Academy of Sciences SEPC, Korean Space Weather Center, Indian Institute of Astrophysics, National Solar Observatory/AURA/NSF, UCSD Center for Astrophysics and Space Sciences, Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, BAse de donnes Solaire Sol (BASS2000), Solar Influences Data Analysis Center - SIDC, Proba2 SWAP is a project of the Centre Spatial de Liege and the Royal Observatory of Belgium funded by the Belgian Federal Science Policy Office (BELSPO), Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics (LASP), KANZELHOHE OBSERVATORY, Kiepenheuer-Institute for Solar Physics, National Astronomical Observatory of Japan (NAOJ), IZMIRAN, Complejo AstronĂ³mico El Leoncito, Space Environment Technologies, Swedish Institute of Space Physics in Lund, Kyoto University, INAF Catania Astrophysical Observatory, Observatory of Paris Meudon, BARTOL RESEARCH INSTITUTE, Mees Solar Observatory, University of Alcala (UAH-SWS), University of Hawaii University, Stanford Solar Observatories Group, ISARS National Observatory of Athens, Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR), Sodankyla Geophysical Observatory, National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR), University of Bradford, NSO/Sacramento Peak, Station de Radioastronomie de Nancay, SpectroHeliographe of Meudon, the Coronographe of Pic du Midi, Nobeyama Radio Observatory, Siberian Solar Radio Telescope (Institute of Solar Terrestrial Physics), HAARP, the Geophysical Institute University of Alaska, Windward Community College, Fairbanks/Exploration Physics International Inc, Belgian Institute for Space Aeronomy (BIRA-IASB), ETH Zurich, e-Callisto and Christian Monstein, Jan Alvestad, Leif Svalgaard, and anyone I've foolishly left out.

external (links)

local categories (anchors)

Heliosphere/Geomagnetic models, solar wind effects

Light and particle rates, variation, predictions.

Solar Irradiance and Related Trends


Radio Observations

17 GZ


Geomagnetic and Earth Effects

Solar magnetic field strengths and distributions (sunspots)

Photosphere Vector Magnetic Field by NSO/SOLIS, SOLIS Active Regions

SOLIS AR 11732

SOLIS AR 11734

SOLIS AR 11730

SOLIS AR 11731

Generated by LMSAL, 4-d AR movies


Solar Disk Imaging, all sorts.

More geomagnetic effects