Welcome to Solar StormWatch!


Help them spot explosions on the Sun and track them across space to Earth. Your work will give astronauts an early warning if dangerous solar radiation is headed their way. And you could make a new scientific discovery.

Our solar scientists are really grateful for your help and in these short videos they talk about some of the big reasons why. Plus the Royal Observatory’s Becky Higgitt, Curator of the History of Science, reveals the long history of solar science at Greenwich.

Solar Stormwatch isn't just about classifying data. You can talk to other members on our forum, sign up for our space weather forecast from Twitter, and learn about the latest discoveries on our blog. You can also see how solar storms affect Earth at our Flickr group Aurora chasers, featuring beautiful photos of aurora. (visit project forum)


How to take part

You don’t have to be a science expert to be a brilliant solar stormwatcher. But if you’d like to know more about what you’re looking at, then explore our beautiful and interactive zoomable diagrams to find out about the Sun and the STEREO spacecraft monitoring it. And check out our scientists’ profiles too.

Just visit Solar StormWatch, create your own profile, and enjoy help!