2601Solar Activity Report for 2/7/06
- Feb 7, 2006For the 9th day in a row, the sun has no visible sunspots. Time will
tell, but I'm really wondering if we aren't seeing the solar minimum
coming early. For whatever reason, the sun had a tendency to fire off
a big flare right at solar minimum. If we get one sometime in the
next several weeks, the argument will be even more compelling. For
now, however, the most significant thing is a coronal hole which has
rotated into an Earth-pointing position. We should see some solar
wind gusts arriving in the next 72 hours or so.
The current solar and geomagnetic conditions are :
NOAA sunspot number : 0
SFI : 74
A index : 4
K index : 2
Solar wind speed : 316.3 km/sec
Solar wind density : 3.3 protons/cc
Solar wind pressure : 0.6 nPa
IMF : 2.4 nT
IMF Orientation : 1.7 nT South
GOES-12 Background X-ray Flux : A0
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 remain very low.
Geomagnetic activity forecast :
The geomagnetic field is expected to be mostly quiet for the next
three days (08-10 February).
Recent significant solar flare activity :