Solar Activity Report for 11/30/02
- ** Aurora Watch In Effect **
I could have just said "see last report" and saved myself some time,
because today's report is just about a carbon copy of the last one.
Solar activity remains low, and there hasn't been anything in the way
of flares to speak of. None of the sunspots currently visible look
like they have any real flare-generating potential at this time. The
only think creating any interest is the coronal hole mentioned in my
last report. We should start receiving the high-speed solar wind
gusts from it sometime Sunday or Monday. The solar wind speed remains
somewhat elevated tonight, and the Interplanetary Magnetic Field is
holding onto a weak but persistent south-pointing orientation.
The current solar and geomagnetic conditions are :
NOAA sunspot number : 150
SFI : 146
A index : 15
K index : 3
Solar wind speed : 509.6 km/sec
Solar wind density : 6.4 protons/cc
Solar wind pressure : 2.8 nPa
IMF : 7.1 nT
IMF Orientation : 5.2 nT South
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 low. There is a slight chance for an
M-class event from Region 207.
Geomagnetic actvity forecast :
The geomagnetic field is expected to be unsettled to active during the
next three days due to continued effects from the high speed solar
Recent significant solar flare activity :