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Solar Activity Report for 5/6/04

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  • David
    ** Aurora Watch In Effect ** The Earth is inside of a coronal hole solar wind stream, albeit a somewhat weak one. The solar wind speed has increased to over
    Message 1 of 1 , May 6, 2004
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      ** Aurora Watch In Effect **

      The Earth is inside of a coronal hole solar wind stream, albeit a
      somewhat weak one. The solar wind speed has increased to over 500
      km/sec, and there's at least a small chance for aurora in the higher
      latitudes. At the moment, the interplanetary magnetic field has a bit
      of a southward tilt to it. That'll help enhance geomagnetic activity
      if it persists. That's really about the only thing noteworthy for the
      time being. There are two numbered sunspot regions visible, but
      neither looks to have the potential for generating a significant flare
      at the present time.

      The current solar and geomagnetic conditions are :

      NOAA sunspot number : 30
      SFI : 86
      A index : 11
      K index : 4

      Solar wind speed : 512.1 km/sec
      Solar wind density : 1.8 protons/cc
      Solar wind pressure : 1.2 nPa

      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 to low.

      Geomagnetic activity forecast :
      The geomagnetic field is expected to be quiet to unsettled. The high
      speed coronal hole stream in progress now may produce isolated active
      periods through 07 May.

      Recent significant solar flare activity :
      None
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