One of the key points for success in Natural Radio listening is knowing when to listen. There are many online resources that will help you determine when Natural Radio activity is likely. As you become more experienced, these resources will keep you in tune with Space Weather and its effects.

NOAA Space Weather Prediction Center

This is the gateway to all the products of the NOAA Space Weather Prediction Center including the real-time GOES data, LASCO imagery, solar images and links to all of NOAA’s space weather data.

NOAA Space Weather Enthusiasts Dashboard

NOAA has developed different views of the NOAA Space Weather Prediction Center site called “Dashboards”, that brings a variety of data together in one place for users with specific interests.

This is the Space Weather Enthusiasts Dashboard and brings together all of the real-time data that a space weather enthusiast would be interested in, The 3-day space weather forecasts are at the top of the page.

This site has real-time space weather data and blog-style entries about space weather and current night sky phenomenon.

ACE Real-Time Solar Wind

ACE orbits the L1 libration point which is a point of Earth-Sun gravitational equilibrium about 1.5 million km from Earth and 148.5 million km from the Sun. ACE provides near-real-time 24/7 continuous coverage of solar wind parameters and solar energetic particle intensities (space weather). When reporting space weather ACE can provide an advance warning (about one hour) of geomagnetic storms that can overload power grids, disrupt communications on Earth, and present a hazard to astronauts.



The Solar & Heliospheric Observatory provides pictures of the Sun at a variety of wavelengths and will allow you to track sunspots, flares and Coronal Mass Ejections (CMEs).