The Solar Sphere provides current value of Kp-index derived from the NOAA Space Weather Prediction Center using data from multiple ground-based magnetometers.

Also, current solar images are available in 4 different high resolution formats.

The Kp-index quantifies solar disturbances in the horizontal component of earth's magnetic field with an integer in the range 0-9 with 1 being calm and 5 or more indicating a geomagnetic storm.

For drone flyers, please only fly on solar KP Index less than 5.

What’s New

Version 1.2

Updated for iOS 10 and watchOS 3. Apple Watch users should upgrade to watchOS.

Ratings and Reviews

4.0 out of 5
6 Ratings

6 Ratings

WantStuff2Work ,

It works!

Wow, it's amazing what people will whine about.

This is a great time rendered view of the sun under different light spectrums as well as a sun shadowed view of its space emissions. It shows the aurora over the North Pole. What else is there really?

Great reference for low banders working DX

wolfejd ,

Very nice

The app works nicely. I would like if you could pause and play the videos as well as scrub through them.

Deadhorsenomad ,

Outstanding Application

The ONLY aurora application to show the forecast in motion, no other app does that, none. Use it daily to see the possibility of the Northern Lights in Alaska, kudos


Fleur Hong Kong
2.7 MB

Requires iOS 9.0 and watchOS 3.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



Age Rating
Unrestricted Web Access


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