After causing quite a bit of excitement as it was emerging over the
sun's eastern limb, sunspot region 792 has calmed down some, although
it still has the potential of generating an M-class flare. The last
few days have seen on-and-off G-1 geomagnetic storm activity as a
result of region 792's earlier outbursts. Along with region 792,
region 794 also has the potential for producing an M-class flare. The
solar wind speed is in the 700 km/sec range, and should remain
elevated for the next couple of days.
The current solar and geomagnetic conditions are :
NOAA sunspot number : 54
SFI : 93
A index : 30
K index : 3
Solar wind speed : 703.8 km/sec
Solar wind density : 0.5 protons/cc
Solar wind pressure : 0.4 nPa
IMF : 6.1 nT
IMF Orientation : 4.5 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 low.
Geomagnetic activity forecast :
The geomagnetic field is expected to be at unsettled to active levels
with a chance for minor storm conditions for the next three days
Recent significant solar flare activity :
03-Aug-2005 0506Z M3.4
02-Aug-2005 1831Z M4.2