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What is Space Weather?
Most of the time space, weather is of little concern in our everyday lives. However, when the space environment is disturbed by the variable output of
particles and radiation from the Sun, technologies that we depend on in our daily life, in space orbit as well as on the ground, can be affected. Some of
the most dramatic space weather effects occur in association with eruptions of material from the solar atmosphere into interplanetary space. Thus, our space
weather is a consequence of the behavior of the Sun, the nature of Earth's magnetic field and atmosphere, and our location in the solar system. The
increasing deployment of radiation -current- and field sensitive technological systems over the last few decades and the increasing presence of complex systems
in space combine to make society more vulnerable to solar-terrestrial disturbances. This has been emphasized by the large number of problems
associated with the severe magnetic storms between 1989 and 1991 as the 11 year solar activity cycle peaked.
SOHO Real-time View of the Sun
Space Weather Outlook
Joint USAF/NOAA Solar Geophysical Activity Report and Forecast 4 July 2015
Joint USAF/NOAA Solar Geophysical Activity Report and Forecast
SDF Number 185 Issued at 2200Z on 04 Jul 2015
IA. Analysis of Solar Active Regions and Activity from 03/2100Z to 04/2100Z: Solar activity has been at low levels for the past 24 hours. The largest solar event of the period was a C1 event observed at 04/0008Z from Region 2378 (S16E44). There are currently 8 numbered sunspot regions on the disk.
IB. Solar Activity Forecast: Solar activity is expected to be low with a slight chance for an M-class flare on days one, two, and three (05 Jul, 06 Jul, 07 Jul).
IIA. Geophysical Activity Summary 03/2100Z to 04/2100Z: The geomagnetic field has been at quiet to minor storm levels for the past 24 hours. Solar wind speed, as measured by the ACE spacecraft, reached a peak speed of 605 km/s at 04/2023Z. Total IMF reached 23 nT at 04/1905Z. The maximum southward component of Bz reached -22 nT at 04/1911Z. Electrons greater than 2 MeV at geosynchronous orbit reached a peak level of 4503 pfu.
IIB. Geophysical Activity Forecast: The geomagnetic field is expected to be at active to minor storm levels on day one (05 Jul), unsettled to active levels on day two (06 Jul) and quiet to unsettled levels on day three (07 Jul).
III. Event probabilities 05 Jul-07 Jul
Class M 10/10/10
Class X 01/01/01
IV. Penticton 10.7 cm Flux
Observed 04 Jul 117
Predicted 05 Jul-07 Jul 115/120/120
90 Day Mean 04 Jul 124
V. Geomagnetic A Indices
Observed Afr/Ap 03 Jul 002/003
Estimated Afr/Ap 04 Jul 014/022
Predicted Afr/Ap 05 Jul-07 Jul 020/030-014/018-007/008
VI. Geomagnetic Activity Probabilities 05 Jul-07 Jul
A. Middle Latitudes
Minor Storm 25/15/10
Major-severe storm 05/05/01
B. High Latitudes
Minor Storm 25/30/30
Major-severe storm 55/50/40
NOAA/SEC Satellite Environment
GOES X-Ray Flux
Dst Geomagnetic Index Estimate
Auroral Activity Extrapolated from NOAA POES
Low: Dst > -20 nT
Medium: -20 nT > Dst > -50 nT
High: High: -50 nT > Dst > -100 nT
Extreme: Dst < -100 nT
SOHO CELIAS/MTOF Proton Monitor
ACE Solar Wind Real-Time Data
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