I'm watching new sunspot region 865 closely. One, because around
solar minimum, there's precious little to watch! Secondly, however,
and more importantly, is what's happening to the background X-ray
Flux. After being in essentially a flat-line for quite a while, it's
showing signs of activity. I'm going to be very interested to see if
this sunspot region starts growing. I'm looking for the X-class flare
that the sun has a habit of generating right at solar minimum. It's
far too soon to tell yet, though.
The current solar and geomagnetic conditions are :
NOAA sunspot number : 11
SFI : 79
A index : 7
K index : 1
Solar wind speed : 371.6 km/sec
Solar wind density : 2.8 protons/cc
Solar wind pressure : 0.6 nPa
IMF : 4.6 nT
IMF Orientation : 0.9 nT South
GOES-12 Background X-ray Flux level : A6
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 very low to low. C-class flares are
possible in Region 865.
Geomagnetic activity forecast :
The geomagnetic field is expected to be quiet to unsettled.
Recent significant solar flare activity :