Solar Activity Report for 111/29/04
- ** Aurora Watch In Effect **
There not much in the way of solar activity tonight, but there is a
bit of geomagnetic activity. The earth is inside of a high-speed
coronal hole solar wind stream, and geomagnetic conditions have been
getting up into the active category. No storms or aurora yet, but
that is a possibility. Skywatchers in the higher latitudes should
keep an eye out for aurora. Of the three sunspot regions visible,
none appear to have the ability to generate a significant flare at
The current solar and geomagnetic conditions are :
NOAA sunspot number : 40
SFI : 111
A index : 19
K index : 3
Solar wind speed : 574.7 km/sec
Solar wind density : 2.4 protons/cc
Solar wind pressure : 1.9 nPa
IMF : 5.1 nT
IMF Orientation : 3.9 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 very low to low for the next three
days (30 November - 2 December).
Geomagnetic activity forecast :
The geomagnetic field is expected to be unsettled to active for the
next three days (29 November - 2 December) due to persistence from
currently enhanced solar wind and the onset of effects from a
favorably positioned coronal hole.
Recent significant solar flare activity :