Re: Solar Activity Report for 2/4/03
- Fiona forms South of Java...
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "David <b1blancer1@e...>"
> ** Aurora Watch in Effect **and
> The CME arrival of two days ago has kept the solar wind speed
> elevated, and this evening it's hovering around the 600 km/sec mark.
> G-1 class (minor) geomagnetic storms have been happening on and off
> for the last 24 hours. Some great aurora displays have been seen
> photographed in Alaska, as can been seen here :An
> http://science.nasa.gov/spaceweather/aurora/gallery_01feb03.htm .
> aurora watch remains in effect as a result of the high solar windis
> speed, and there could be more activity on the way. A coronal hole
> in an Earth-pointing position. We should be seeing the high speedstorms
> solar wind gusts from it sometime on the 4th. There are three
> numbered sunspot regions visible tonight. Region 276 poses a slim
> threat for M-class flares.
> The current solar and geomagnetic conditions are :
> NOAA sunspot number : 77
> SFI : 135
> A index : 16
> K index : 3
> Solar wind speed : 603.8 nT
> Solar wind density : 1.7 nPa
> Solar wind pressure : 1.0 nPa
> IMF : 6.4 nT
> IMF Orientation : 0.4 nT South
> Conditions for the last 24 hours :
> Space weather for the past 24 hours has been minor. Geomagnetic
> reaching the G1 level occurred.
> Forecast 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 mostly low, but there is a slight
> chance for an isolated M-class event from regions 276, 277, or 278
> sometime during the next three days.
> Geomagnetic activity forecast :
> The geomagnetic field is expected to be mostly unsettled tomorrow,
> with a chance for some isolated active periods later in the day. An
> increase to active levels is expected for the second day due to
> favorable position of coronal hole.
> Recent significant solar flare activity :