Solar Activity Report for 11/8/03
- All is still quiet tonight, and the visible surface of the sun is
still almost sunspot-free, at least for the time being. The only
thing that will likely interrupt the calm in the immediate future will
be the arrival of the high speed solar wind gusts coming from a
coronal hole that will very soon be in an Earth-pointing position.
Look for that to transpire in 24-48 hours. There have been some stong
CME coming off of the back side of the sun, so sunspot regions 484 and
486 are still active. Region 484 will be making it's way back around
later on next week, and 486 won't be far behind. Stay tuned!
The current solar and geomagnetic conditions are :
NOAA sunspot number : 29
SFI : 93
A index : 7
K index : 3
Solar wind speed : 502.2 km/sec
Solar wind density : 4.4 protons/cc
Solar wind pressure : n/a
IMF : 8.8 nT
IMF Orientation : 2.3 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 very low.
Geomagnetic activity forecast :
The geomagnetic field is expected to be unsettled to active for 09-10
November as the coronal-hole driven disturbance is expected to
commence. Mostly active conditions are expected to prevail on 11 November.
Recent significant solar flare activity :