Solar Activit Report for 1/29/03
- There's not an aurora watch in effect right now, but don't be
surprised to see one tomorrow or Saturday. A fair-sized coronal hole
has rotated into an Earth-pointing position, and we should start
picking up the solar wind gusts from it Friday or Saturday. After a
couple of days with a zero sunspot number, two sunspot regions are
beginning to rotate into view. One of them is sunspot region 536
coming around for another pass. You might remember that this was a
fairly active sunspot region the last time by, and the background
X-ray flux has risen sharply within the last 24 hours. Stay tuned to
see if there is any flare potential coming up.
The current solar and geomagnetic conditions are :
NOAA sunspot number : 25
SFI : 87
A index : 8
K index : 2
Solar wind speed : 474.2 km/sec
Solar wind density : 4.2 protons/cc
Solar wind pressure : 3.0 nPa
IMF : 13.5 nT
IMF Orientation : 2.9 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 remain very low.
Geomagnetic activity forecast :
The geomagnetic field is expected to be quiet to unsettled for the
next 24 to 48 hours. Activity levels may increase by 31 January due to
expected coronal hole effects.
Recent significant solar flaer activity :