Solar Activity Report for 5/14/04
- Sunspot region was practically invisible a couple of days ago. Now,
it is naked-eye visible, and spans several Earth diameters end-to-end.
A new sunspot region, region 613, has also rotated into view. The
background X-ray flux has exhibited a slow but steady rise, and region
609 has recently started exhibiting signs that it could be capable of
generating a significant flare. Nothing yet, but stay tuned over the
next several days.
The current solar and geomagnetic conditions are :
NOAA sunspot number : 98
SFI : 110
A index : 6
K index : 4
Solar wind speed : 349.8 km/sec
Solar wind density : 4.6 protons/cc
Solar wind pressure : 1.0 nPa
IMF : 6.9 nT
IMF Orientation : 0.5 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 to low. Region 609 has the
potential to produce C-class events with a chance for an isolated
Geomagnetic activity forecast :
The geomagnetic field is expected to be quiet to unsettled with
isolated active periods.
Recent significant solar flare activity :