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Re: Solar Activity Report for 10/27/05

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  • Mike Doran
    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. ... of ... that. ...
    Message 1 of 2 , Oct 29, 2005
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      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 methanehydrateclub@yahoogroups.com, "David" <b1blancer1@e...>
      wrote:
      >
      > The amazingly low solar activity continues. Nary a sunspot is
      > visible. The solar minimum is anticipated to come in the 1st half
      of
      > next year, and it looks like things are just about on track for
      that.
      > The interesting thing about the solar minimum, or solar maximum for
      > 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
      on
      > the lookout for a big X-class flare during the first half of next
      > 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
      ago.
      > There are a couple of small coronal holes now in an Earth-pointing
      > 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
      levels.
      > Isolated active periods are possible on 28 and 29 October due to the
      > geoeffective coronal hole high speed stream.
      >
      > Recent significant solar flare activity :
      > None
      >
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