Solar Activity Report for 6/4/04
- The solar wind speed is slowing down since the most recent coronal
hole encounter, and things are getting quite, well, boring. The is
but a lone sunspot region visible, and it seems to be rapidly fading.
Expect things to be pretty quiet for the next few days. The most
interesting thing for the time being is the upcoming transit of Venus
across the sun on 6/8. Nobody alive on Earth has seen this happen.
The last time it happened was 1882. Unfortunately for us in North
America, the event will in it's latter stages when the sun rises. It
will be visible for a couple of hours after sunrise on the east coast,
and if you're a night owl or an early riser, you can watch the event
live via webcam from many locations in across the pond. See
www.spaceweather.com for more information.
The current solar and geomagnetic conditions are :
NOAA sunspot number : 55
SFI : 89
A index : 12
K index : 3
Solar wind speed : 429.9 km/sec
Solar wind density : 2.7 protons/cc
Solar wind pressure : 0.8 nPa
IMF : 5.9 nT
IMF Orientation : 1.4 nT North
GOES-12 Background X-ray Flux level : A-8
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 very low.
Geomagnetic activity forecast :
The geomagnetic field is expected to continue at quiet to unsettled
Recent significant solar flare activity :