↑ What is the solar flux index?

By Doron Tal, 4X4XM

The Solar Flux Index (SFI) is a measurement of the amount of radio emissions at a wavelength of 10.7 cm (2.8 GHz) from the Sun, and it changes constantly based on solar activity. However, you can check the current SFI value on websites like Spaceweather.com, which provides updated information on solar activity and space weather.

The best way to get the current Solar Flux Index (SFI) is to check on a website or service that provides real-time updates of space weather data. One of the most popular and reliable sources for space weather information is the Space Weather Prediction Center (SWPC), which is operated by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) in the United States.

You can access the SWPC website at https://www.swpc.noaa.gov/ and look for the current SFI value under the "Solar and Geomagnetic Activity" section. The SFI is usually updated every 10-15 minutes on the SWPC website.

Another reliable source of space weather data is the website of the Canadian Space Weather Forecast Centre (CSWFC), which provides similar information to the SWPC but from a Canadian perspective. You can access the CSWFC website at http://www.spaceweather.ca/ and check the "Current Solar Conditions" section for the current SFI value.

It's important to note that the SFI value can change rapidly due to fluctuations in solar activity, so it's a good idea to check for updates frequently if you need accurate and up-to-date information.

For additional information visit: Solar indices explained

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