Re: Solar Activity Report for 10/27/05
- And with that low activity we will have Beta and another fair weather
strip is to the east of the storm almost perfectly north and south.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "David" <b1blancer1@e...>
> The amazingly low solar activity continues. Nary a sunspot is
> visible. The solar minimum is anticipated to come in the 1st half
> next year, and it looks like things are just about on track forthat.
> The interesting thing about the solar minimum, or solar maximum foron
> that matter, is that you don't know you've reached it until after
> itt's over with. You have to allow enough time to see the trend in
> the sunspot numbers so you can tell which way they're heading. Be
> the lookout for a big X-class flare during the first half of nextago.
> year. For whatever reason, the sun tends to fire off a big flare
> right at the solar minimum. Getting back to the here and now, there
> has been some geomagnetic activity over the last few days due to a
> high-speed solar wind stream coming from a coronal hole. In fact,
> aurora were actually seen in northern Europe a couple of nights
> There are a couple of small coronal holes now in an Earth-pointinglevels.
> position, and we could see some light solar wind gusts from them in
> about 48 hours or so. Meanwhile, the big news in solar activity is
> the lack of activity!
> The current solar and geomagnetic conditions are :
> NOAA sunspot number : 0 (Yep, zero. No kidding.)
> SFI : 72
> A index : 7
> K index : 0
> Solar wind speed : 452.1 km/sec
> Solar wind densiy : 4.3 protons/cc
> Solar wind pressure : 1.3 nPa
> IMF : 5.1 nT
> IMF Orientation : 0.4 nT North
> GOES-12 Background X-ray Flux level : A0
> 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 levels.
> Geomagnetic activity forecast :
> The geomagnetic field is expected to be at quiet to unsettled
> Isolated active periods are possible on 28 and 29 October due to the
> geoeffective coronal hole high speed stream.
> Recent significant solar flare activity :