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Solar Activity Report for 3/2/03

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  • David <b1blancer1@earthlink.net>
    The solar wind speed remains relatively low this evening, having dropped below the 400 km/sec mark. The density, however, is higher than I would have
    Message 1 of 1 , Mar 2, 2003
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      The solar wind speed remains relatively low this evening, having
      dropped below the 400 km/sec mark. The density, however, is higher
      than I would have expected. This could be a precursor to the solar
      wind gusts that are headed out way. Picture a bow wave in front of an
      advancing boat, and you've got the basic idea. The high speed wind
      gusts aren't due to arrive, however, for another 48 hours, although
      they could wind up arriving earlier than anticipated. Things are
      still quiet flare-wise, although sunspot region 269 certainly bears
      watching in the days ahead. It spans 8 Earth diameters from end to
      end.

      The cirrent solar and geomagnetic conditions are :

      NOAA sunspot number : 67
      SFI : 147
      A index : 12
      K index : 3

      Solar wind speed : 372.1 km/sec
      Solar wind density : 8.5 protons/cc
      Solar wind pressure : 2.1 nPa

      IMF : 7.5 nT
      IMF Orientation : 5.4 nT North

      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 at low levels for the next three
      days.

      Geomagnetic activity forecast :
      The geomagnetic field is expected to be at quiet to unsettled levels
      for the next day, increasing to unsettled to active levels on days two
      and three.

      Recent significant solar flare activity :
      None
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