- Press Release
- Sep 27, 2022
Joint USAF/NOAA Solar Geophysical Activity Report and Forecast 16 August 2020
Joint USAF/NOAA Solar Geophysical Activity Report and Forecast
SDF Number 229 Issued at 2200Z on 16 Aug 2020
IA. Analysis of Solar Active Regions and Activity from 15/2100Z to 16/2100Z: Solar activity has been at very low levels for the past 24 hours. There are currently 0 numbered sunspot regions on the disk.
IB. Solar Activity Forecast: Solar activity is expected to be very low on days one, two, and three (17 Aug, 18 Aug, 19 Aug).
IIA. Geophysical Activity Summary 15/2100Z to 16/2100Z: The geomagnetic field has been at quiet levels for the past 24 hours. Solar wind speed reached a peak of 331 km/s at 16/1516Z. Total IMF reached 8 nT at 16/2056Z. The maximum southward component of Bz reached -6 nT at 16/0707Z. Electrons greater than 2 MeV at geosynchronous orbit reached a peak level of 382 pfu.
IIB. Geophysical Activity Forecast: The geomagnetic field is expected to be at quiet levels on days one and two (17 Aug, 18 Aug) and quiet to unsettled levels on day three (19 Aug).
III. Event probabilities 17 Aug-19 Aug
Class M 01/01/01
Class X 01/01/01
IV. Penticton 10.7 cm Flux
Observed 16 Aug 071
Predicted 17 Aug-19 Aug 070/070/070
90 Day Mean 16 Aug 070
V. Geomagnetic A Indices
Observed Afr/Ap 15 Aug 003/003
Estimated Afr/Ap 16 Aug 004/004
Predicted Afr/Ap 17 Aug-19 Aug 005/005-005/005-008/010
VI. Geomagnetic Activity Probabilities 17 Aug-19 Aug
A. Middle Latitudes
Minor Storm 01/01/05
Major-severe storm 01/01/01
B. High Latitudes
Minor Storm 15/15/25
Major-severe storm 10/10/25