2618Solar Activity Report for 4/10/06
- Apr 10, 2006We've actually had a bit of excitement over the last week or so!
There were two M-class flares on the 6th, and a coronal hole has kept
the solar wind speed up for the last few days. Folks in the northern
US got to see a light show on the 9th, when a G-1 gaomagnetic storm
occurred, as can be seen here.
http://www.spaceweather.com/aurora/gallery_01apr06_page2.htm . Look
for the solar wind speed to stay elevated for the next several days.
The current solar and geomagnetic conditions are :
NOAA sunspot number : 70
SFI : 89
A index : 17
K index : 3
Solar wind speed : 581.5 km/sec
Solar wind density : 3.1 protons/cc
Solar wind pressure : 1.8 nPa
IMF : 1.8 nT
IMF Orientation : 0.1 nT North
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 continue at very low levels.
Geomagnetic activity forecast :
The geomagnetic field is expected to be quiet to unsettled with
isolated active periods on 11 April.
Recent significant solar flare actvity :
06-Apr-2006 2042Z M1.2
06-Apr-2006 0533Z M1.4