Status Report

Joint USAF/NOAA Report of Solar and Geophysical Activity 6 May 2010

By SpaceRef Editor
May 6, 2010
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:Product: Report of Solar-Geophysical Activity
:Issued: 2010 May 06 2200 UTC
# Prepared jointly by the U.S. Dept. of Commerce, NOAA,
# Space Weather Prediction Center and the U.S. Air Force.
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Joint USAF/NOAA Report of Solar and Geophysical Activity
SDF Number 126 Issued at 2200Z on 06 May 2010
IA. Analysis of Solar Active Regions and Activity from 05/2100Z
to 06/2100Z: Solar activity decreased to very low levels. A single
low-level B-class flare occurred during the period. Region 1069
(N42W51) showed a decrease in area, but maintained a beta-gamma
magnetic configuration. An eruptive prominence and associated CME
(estimated velocity 507 km/sec) occurred near the southwest limb
very early in the period. The CME did not appear to be
Earth-directed.
IB. Solar Activity Forecast: Solar activity is expected to be low
during days 1 – 2 (07 – 08 May) with a chance for an isolated
M-class flare from Region 1069. Activity is expected to decrease to
very low levels on day 3 (09 May) as Region 1069 crosses the west
limb.
IIA. Geophysical Activity Summary 05/2100Z to 06/2100Z:
Geomagnetic field activity was at quiet to unsettled levels. However,
a brief period of active levels was detected at Boulder around
06/0800Z. ACE solar wind measurements indicated Earth remained
within a coronal hole high-speed stream. Solar wind velocities
varied from 491 – 584 km/sec during the period. The greater than 2
MeV electron flux at geosynchronous orbit reached high levels during
the summary period.
IIB. Geophysical Activity Forecast: Geomagnetic field activity is
expected to be at quiet to unsettled levels during days 1 – 3 (07 –
09 May). There is also a chance for active levels during days 2 – 3
(08 – 09 May) in response to recent CME activity.
III. Event Probabilities 07 May-09 May
Class M 20/20/01
Class X 01/01/01
Proton 01/01/01
PCAF Green
IV. Penticton 10.7 cm Flux
Observed 06 May 079
Predicted 07 May-09 May 078/076/075
90 Day Mean 06 May 082
V. Geomagnetic A Indices
Observed Afr/Ap 05 May 006/008
Estimated Afr/Ap 06 May 007/009
Predicted Afr/Ap 07 May-09 May 007/009-010/012-010/012
VI. Geomagnetic Activity Probabilities 07 May-09 May
A. Middle Latitudes
Active 05/15/15
Minor storm 01/01/01
Major-severe storm 01/01/01
B. High Latitudes
Active 10/20/20
Minor storm 01/05/05
Major-severe storm 01/01/01

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