Status Report

Joint USAF/NOAA Report of Solar and Geophysical Activity 04 Jun 2007

By SpaceRef Editor
June 4, 2007
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Joint USAF/NOAA Report of Solar and Geophysical Activity 04 Jun 2007

Product: Report of Solar-Geophysical Activity
Issued: 2007 Jun 04 2200 UTC
Prepared jointly by the U.S. Dept. of Commerce, NOAA,
Space Environment Center and the U.S. Air Force.

Joint USAF/NOAA Report of Solar and Geophysical Activity
SDF Number 155 Issued at 2200Z on 04 Jun 2007

IA. Analysis of Solar Active Regions and Activity from 03/2100Z to 04/2100Z: Solar activity was at high levels. Region 960 (S08E38) produced an M8.9/3b flare at 04/0513 UTC with an associated 130 sfu Tenflare. There is some decay in area of the central and trailing spots of this region, however it remains a complex beta gamma delta magnetic classification.

IB. Solar Activity Forecast: Solar activity is expected to remain at moderate to high levels with a chance for an X-flare from Region 960.

IIA. Geophysical Activity Summary 03/2100Z to 04/2100Z: The geomagnetic field was quiet to unsettled with an isolated active period observed at the Boulder magnetometer between 04/1500 UTC and 04/1800 UTC. Solar wind speed at ACE is currently elevated around 500 km/s. The greater than 2 MeV electron flux at geosynchronous orbit reached high levels again today.

IIB. Geophysical Activity Forecast: The geomagnetic field is expected to be quiet to unsettled. Based on the potential for significant flare activity from Region 960, there is a slight chance for a greater than 10 MeV proton event.

III. Event Probabilities 05 Jun-07 Jun

  • Class M 70/70/70
  • Class X 20/20/20
  • Proton 15/15/15
  • PCAF Green

IV. Penticton 10.7 cm Flux

  • Observed 04 Jun 086
  • Predicted 05 Jun-07 Jun 085/085/085
  • 90 Day Mean 04 Jun 074

V. Geomagnetic A Indices

  • Observed Afr/Ap 03 Jun 007/010
  • Estimated Afr/Ap 04 Jun 010/010
  • Predicted Afr/Ap 05 Jun-07 Jun 008/008-005/005-005/005

VI. Geomagnetic Activity Probabilities 05 Jun-07 Jun

A. Middle Latitudes

  • Active 20/15/15
  • Minor storm 10/05/05
  • Major-severe storm 01/01/01

B. High Latitudes

  • Active 25/15/15
  • Minor storm 10/05/05
  • Major-severe storm 05/01/01

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