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Solar Activity Report for 8/24/04

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  • David
    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
    Message 1 of 1 , Aug 24 8:43 PM
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      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 :
      http://science.nasa.gov/spaceweather/aurora/gallery_01aug04.htm .

      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 :
      None
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