Solar Activity Report for 7/4/04
- Today's solar activity report is dedicated to the Cassini spacecraft
designers, builders, engineers, and scientists. The pictures coming
back are nothing short of breathtaking, and the first orbit isn't even
Conditions are quiet now, and there doesn't appear to be much on the
horizon that will change that significantly anytime soon. There are
no coronal holes in view, and the three sunspot regions visible are
all small and inactive. I wish I could come up with something to make
today's report more interesting, but there really isn't anything! The
Earth will reach apehelion, the point in it's orbit when it is
farthest from the sun, on 7/5.
The current solar and geomagnetic conditions are :
NOAA sunspot number : 37
SFI : 79
A index : 5
K index : 1
Solar wind speed : 424.3 km/sec
Solar wind density : 3.2 protons/cc
Solar wind pressure : 0.9 nPa
IMF : 4.2 nT
IMF Orientation : 3.3 nT North
GOES-12 Background X-ray Flux level : A3
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 quiet to unsettled.
Recent significant solar flare activity :