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Solar Activity Report for 1/23/03

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  • David <b1blancer1@earthlink.net>
    ** Aurora Watch In Effect ** The high speed solar wind continues tonight, although the geomagnetic storm of yesterday has died down for the time being.
    Message 1 of 1 , Jan 23, 2003
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      ** Aurora Watch In Effect **

      The high speed solar wind continues tonight, although the geomagnetic
      storm of yesterday has died down for the time being. Nevertheless,
      more geomagnetic activity is a distinct possibility as the solar wind
      speed should stay elevated for at least the next 24 hours. Keep an
      eye out for aurora around local midnight and afterwards, if you can
      brave the cold, that is! Another duet of M-class flares was observed
      today, this time from sunspot region 266. This region has exhibited
      growth and signs of increasing magnetic complexity in the last 24
      hours. Sunspot regions 263, 266, and 267 all have the potential for
      producing an M-class flare.

      The current solar and geomagnetic conditions are :

      NOAA sunspot number : 123
      SFI : 136
      A index : 18
      K index : 4

      Solar wind speed : 621.3 km/sec
      Solar wind density : 5.0 protons/cc
      Solar wind pressure : 2.8 nPa

      IMF : 8.9 nT
      IMF Orientation : 3.2 nT North

      Conditions for the last 24 hours :
      Space weather for the past 24 hours has been minor. Radio blackouts
      reaching the R1 level occurred.

      Forecast for the next 24 hours :
      Space weather for the next 24 hours is expected to be minor.
      Geomagnetic storms reaching the G1 level are expected. Radio blackouts
      reaching the R1 level are expected.

      Solar activity forecast :
      Solar activity is expected to be at low to moderate levels. Region
      263, 266 and 267 have the potential to produce and isolated M-class event.

      Geomagnetic activity forecast :
      The geomagnetic field is expected to be at unsettled to minor storm
      levels. Continued high speed stream effects have the potential for
      isolated minor storming on day one of the forecast period. Day two and
      day three are expected to be quiet to unsettled.

      Recent significant solar flare activity :
      23-Jan-2003 1243Z M2.5
      23-Jan-2003 0448Z M1.0
      22-Jan-2003 0444Z M1.2
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