Sorry for the long delay since my last report, but to tell you the
truth, there hasn't been much to talk about. There is only a single
sunspot region visible, and it doesn't appear to have the ability to
generate a significant flare at this time. There is, however, at
least a little something to make things a bit more interesting now. A
small coronal hole has rotated into an Earth-pointing position. We
should begin to see some solar wind gusts from it along about the 8th.
The current solar and geomagnetic conditions are :
NOAA sunspot number : 28
SFI : 80
A index : 5
K index : 1
Solar wind speed : 318.4 km/sec
Solar wind density : 5.1 protons/cc
Solar wind pressure : 0.9 nPa
IMF : 3.4 nT
IMF Orientation : 1.3 nT South
GOES-12 Background X-ray Flux level : A8
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 813
is capable of producing isolated C-class flares.
Geomagnetic activity forecast :
The geomagnetic field is expected to be at quiet to unsettled levels.
The onset of a recurrent high speed coronal hole stream may result in
active conditions on 09 October.
Recent significant solar flare activity :