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Solar Activity Report for 8/27/04

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  • David
    All is quiet on the solar front (sorry, couldn t resist), and should remain that way for the next several days. None of tht three small sunspot regions
    Message 1 of 1 , Aug 27, 2004
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      All is quiet on the solar front (sorry, couldn't resist), and should
      remain that way for the next several days. None of tht three small
      sunspot regions visible appear to have the potential for generating
      significant flares, and there are no coronal holes visible. Old
      sunspot region 649, which was 656 on it's last pass, is now making
      it's way across the backside of the sun. From the SOHO imagery, it
      still looks to be a very large sunspot. It will be interesting to see
      in a few days if this sunspot region appears again over the eastern
      limb of the solar disk for yet another pass.

      The current solar and geomagnetic conditions are :

      NOAA sunspot number : 33
      SFI : 91
      A index : 6
      K index : 2

      Solar wind speed : 408.7 km/sec
      Solar wind density : 2.2 protons/cc
      Solar wind pressure : 0.8 nPa

      IMF : 5.0 nT
      IMF Orientation : 0.9 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 at very low to low levels. Region 663
      has the potential to produce isolated low level C-class flare activity.

      Geomagnetic activity forecast :
      The geomagnetic field is expected to be at quiet to unsettled levels
      throughout the period.

      Recent significant solar flare activity :
      None
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