All is quiet on the solar front (sorry, couldn't resist), and should
remain that way for the next several days. None of tht three small
sunspot regions visible appear to have the potential for generating
significant flares, and there are no coronal holes visible. Old
sunspot region 649, which was 656 on it's last pass, is now making
it's way across the backside of the sun. From the SOHO imagery, it
still looks to be a very large sunspot. It will be interesting to see
in a few days if this sunspot region appears again over the eastern
limb of the solar disk for yet another pass.
The current solar and geomagnetic conditions are :
NOAA sunspot number : 33
SFI : 91
A index : 6
K index : 2
Solar wind speed : 408.7 km/sec
Solar wind density : 2.2 protons/cc
Solar wind pressure : 0.8 nPa
IMF : 5.0 nT
IMF Orientation : 0.9 nT South
GOES-12 Background X-ray Flux level : B1
Conditions for the last 24 hours :
No space weather storms were observed for the past 24 hours.
Forecast for the next 24 hours :
No space weather storms are expected for the next 24 hours.
Solar Activity Forecast :
Solar activity is expected to be at very low to low levels. Region 663
has the potential to produce isolated low level C-class flare activity.
Geomagnetic activity forecast :
The geomagnetic field is expected to be at quiet to unsettled levels
throughout the period.
Recent significant solar flare activity :