Solar Activity Report for 8/24/04
- To look at all of the numbers, you would get the impression that
conditions were pretty quiet. You'd be right. There are three
numbered sunspots visible, but none look to have the potential for
generating a significant flare. The solar wind speed is low, and
there are no coronal holes visible. Unless something unexpected
happens, look for the quiet conditions to continue for the next few
days. Do, however, keep an eye on the southeastern limb of the solar
disk. Old sunspot region 655 will be coming back into view. The only
thing of real interest to report is the sighting of aurora over Canada
on the night of the 21st, which can be seen here :
The current solar and geomagnetic conditions are :
NOAA sunspot number : 55
SFI : 105
A index : 7
K index : 0
Solar wind speed : 307.7 km/sec
Solar wind density : 0.3 protons/cc
Solar wind pressure : 0.1 nPa
IMF : 4.6 nT
IMF Orientation : 4.3 nT South
GOES-12 Background X-ray Flux level : B1
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. The new region
rotating into view on the southeast limb may boost activity levels.
Geomagnetic activity forecast :
The geomagnetic field is expected to remain at quiet to unsettled
levels for the next three days.
Recent significant solar flare activity :