The Earth is still inside of, but exiting a coronal hole solar wind
stream. As anticipated, it didn't have much of an effect. There
really isn't much to talk about tonight. There are two small sunspot
regions visible, but neitther is a flare-producer. Perhaps worthy of
note is the fact that sunspot region 720, the source of a lot of major
flares not long ago, is making its away across the back side of the
sun, and so far, appears to be holding together pretty well. If it
stays together, which is certainly possible for a big sunspot, it
could be back for a return engagement in about a week. Stay tuned.
The current solar and geomagnetic conditions are :
NOAA sunspot number : 27
SFI : 84
A index : 6
K index : 1
Solar wind speed : 493.5 km/sec
Solar wind density : 2.0 protons/cc
Solar wind pressure : 0.8 nPa
IMF : 7.5 nT
IMF Orientation : 0.8 nT South
GOES-12 Background X-ray Flux level : A4
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. The activity level is
expected to increase after 05 February when old Region 720 returns to
the visible disk.
Geomagnetic activity forecast :
The geomagnetic field is expected to continue at quiet to unsettled
Receent significant solar flare activity :