Re: Solar Activity Report for 8/30/04
- This is going to be interesting in conjunction with Frances.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "David" <b1blancer1@e...>
> ** G-2 Geomagnetic Storm in Progress **visible.
> ** Aurora Watch In Effect **
> Well folks, this one sure caught me by surprise. To tell you the
> truth, I'm having trouble figuring out exactly which flare caused
> this. There was a C2.8 flare early on the 30th, but if a CME from
> that is already here, it got here in one heck of a big hurry. More
> likely, a CME came from an event on the 27th or 28th, and the space
> weather folks do mention an erupting prominence on the 27th. At any
> rate, keep an eye out for aurora tonight if you're in the higher
> latitudes. A south-pointing interplanetary magnetic field is in
> place, and probably enhancing the geomagnetic activity. I woudn't
> expect this to last very long, and there are no big sunspots
> In fact, the solar disk is almost blank.storms
> The current solar and geomagnetic conditions are :
> NOAA sunspot number : 30
> SFI : 90
> A index : 24
> K index : 6
> Solar wind speed : 436.5 km/sec
> Solar wind density : 6.7 protons/cc
> Solar wind pressure : n/a
> IMF : 8.9 nT
> IMF Orientation : 4.7 nT South
> GOES-12 Background X-ray Flux level : B1
> Conditions for the last 24 hours :
> Space weather for the past 24 hours has been minor. Geomagnetic
> reaching the G1 level occurred.next
> Forecast for the next 24 hours :
> Space weather for the next 24 hours is expected to be minor.
> Geomagnetic storms reaching the G1 level are expected.
> Solar activity forecast :
> Solar activity is expected to be very low to low. Region 663 may
> produce C-class flares.
> Geomagnetic activity forecast :
> Geomagnetic activity is expected to be quiet to unsettled for the
> three days. Active conditions are possible early on day one (31 Aug)
> due to residual effects from the CME shock observed 30 Aug.
> Recent significant solar flare actviity :