Status Report

Joint USAF/NOAA Report of Solar and Geophysical Activity 23 Oct 2006

By SpaceRef Editor
October 23, 2006
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Joint USAF/NOAA Report of Solar and Geophysical Activity 23 Oct 2006

Product: Report of Solar-Geophysical Activity
Issued: 2006 Oct 23 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 296 Issued at 2200Z on 23 Oct 2006

IA. Analysis of Solar Active Regions and Activity from 22/2100Z to 23/2100Z: Solar activity has been very low. New region 918 (S04W72) was numbered today. LASCO imagery shows a CME on the East limb, apparently originating from the backside. This event is not expected to be geoeffective.

IB. Solar Activity Forecast: Solar activity is expected to be very low.

IIA. Geophysical Activity Summary 22/2100Z to 23/2100Z: The geomagnetic field has been quiet. Solar wind speed remains elevated due to a recurrent coronal hole high speed stream. Its current speed is approximately 500 km/s.

IIB. Geophysical Activity Forecast: The geomagnetic field is expected to be mostly quiet.

III. Event Probabilities 24 Oct-26 Oct

  • Class M 10/10/10
  • Class X 01/01/01
  • Proton 01/01/01
  • PCAF green

IV. Penticton 10.7 cm Flux

  • Observed 23 Oct 076
  • Predicted 24 Oct-26 Oct 075/075/075
  • 90 Day Mean 23 Oct 077

V. Geomagnetic A Indices

  • Observed Afr/Ap 22 Oct 012/013
  • Estimated Afr/Ap 23 Oct 004/005
  • Predicted Afr/Ap 24 Oct-26 Oct 004/005-004/005-004/005

VI. Geomagnetic Activity Probabilities 24 Oct-26 Oct

A. Middle Latitudes

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

B. High Latitudes

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

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