See this link.

The WDC - Sunspot Index becomes SILSO !

Introduction – On 5 November 2013, the new SILSO webpages (WDC Sunspot) were officially released. Simultaneously, the new name and logo for the WDC were also announced.

Earth under fire!

UPDATE - 15 May 2013, 7:30UT - NOAA1748 produced its 4th X-class flare, this time an X1.2 peaking at 01:48UT (movie). At the time of this writing, the already enhanced proton flux is on the rise again, maybe reaching event threshold in the course of the day. Preliminary analysis from coronagraphic images indicates that the associated coronal mass ejection (CME) seems partially directed towards Earth, with most likely arrival tomorrow or early Friday.

The first European Space Weather Centre

ESA opened a brand new SSA Space Weather Coordination Centre (SSCC), the first in a planned series of centres that will provide up-to-date information from the Agency’s Space Situational Awareness Programme. The SSCC is located at the Space Pole in Brussels and mainly manned with people from the Solar-Terrestrial Centre of Excellence.

The centre was formally inaugurated on 3 April by Mr Philippe Mettens, Chairman of the Belgian Science Policy Office, and Thomas Reiter, ESA Director of Human Spaceflight and Operations.

ESA Space Weather Coordination Centre Inauguration - April 03, 2013

On Wednesday, 3 April 2013, the European Space Agency (ESA) and the Solar-Terrestrial Centre of Excellence (STCE) will present a new European Space Weather facility to the media. The centre is being developed as part of ESA's Space Situational Awareness (SSA) Programme.

This inauguration event will be livestreamed starting at 10:30 CET / 08:30UTC

Total Solar Eclipse in Australia, November 13, 2012 (EN-NL-FR)

Observations from space and from Australia are coordinated by Belgian scientists.


At 6:38 on November 14 local time (21:38 on November 13 Belgian time) astronomers and sky watchers of all kinds were treated to a total solar eclipse in Australia. 


See this link.

The STCE hosts the 5th Solar Orbiter Workshop (EN-NL-FR)

X1.4 flare on July 12, 2012 (NL-FR-EN)

Zonnevlekkengroep NOAA 1520 produceert een sterke zonnevlam op 12 juli. De gevolgen voor België blijven voorlopig beperkt.
Le groupe de taches NOAA 1520 a produit une forte éruption solaire le 12 juillet. Les conséquences pour la Belgique sont pour le moment limitées.
Active sunspot group NOAA 1520 produced a strong solar flare on July 12. The consequences for Belgium are limited for the moment.


Venus transit , June 6, 2012 (EN-NL-FR)

In België was de Venusovergang niet te zien omdat deze grotendeels 's nachts plaats vond en wegens het slechte weer vanmorgen. Maar de overgang werd volledig in beeld gebracht door een Belgische telescoop aan boord van de ESA satelliet PROBA2! De film wordt geupdate naarmate PROBA2 meer beelden naar de Aarde zendt die verwerkt worden in het PROBA2 Science Centre op de Koninklijke Sterrenwacht van België.
Lees meer op de PROBA2 website en geniet van de film.



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