** Aurora Watch In Effect **
The Earth is currently inside of a coronal hole high speed solar wind
stream, and that has served to kick the geomnagnetic activity level up
a bit. G-1 geomagnetic storm conditions have been observed within the
last 24 hours. Skywatchers in the higher latitudes should keep an eye
out for aurora. There are two sunspot regions visible, but neither
appears to have the ability to generate a significant flare for the
time being. There is another coronal hole that is rotating into an
Earth-pointing position, and we could be seeing solar wind gusts from
it along about the 25th.
The current solar and geomagnetic conditions are :
NOAA sunspot number : 27
SFI : 101
A index : 16
K index : 2
Solar wind speed : 562.8 km/sec
Solar wind density : 0.7 protons/cc
Solar wind pressure : 0.4 nPa
IMF : 5.6 nT
IMF Orientation : 2.5 nT South
GOES-12 Background X-ray Flux level : B1
Conditions for the last 24 hours :
Space weather for the past 24 hours has been minor. Geomagnetic storms
reaching the G1 level occurred.
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 very low to low.
Geomnagnetic activity forecast :
The geomagnetic field is expected to be quiet to unsettled with the
possibility of isolated active periods.
Recent significant solar flare activity :