Status Report

Joint USAF/NOAA Solar Geophysical Activity Report and Forecast 18 June 2017

By SpaceRef Editor
June 18, 2017
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Joint USAF/NOAA Solar Geophysical Activity Report and Forecast
SDF Number 169 Issued at 2200Z on 18 Jun 2017

IA.  Analysis of Solar Active Regions and Activity from 17/2100Z to 18/2100Z: Solar activity has been at very low levels for the past 24 hours. There are currently 2 numbered sunspot regions on the disk.

IB.  Solar Activity Forecast: Solar activity is expected to be very low with a slight chance for a C-class flare on days one, two, and three (19 Jun, 20 Jun, 21 Jun).

IIA.  Geophysical Activity Summary 17/2100Z to 18/2100Z: The geomagnetic field has been at quiet to unsettled levels for the past 24 hours. Solar wind speed reached a peak of 640 km/s at 18/0815Z. Total IMF reached 7 nT at 18/0218Z. The maximum southward component of Bz reached -6 nT at 18/0129Z. Electrons greater than 2 MeV at geosynchronous orbit reached a peak level of 808 pfu.

IIB.  Geophysical Activity Forecast: The geomagnetic field is expected to be at quiet to unsettled levels on day one (19 Jun) and quiet levels on days two and three (20 Jun, 21 Jun).

III.  Event probabilities 19 Jun-21 Jun
Class M    01/01/01
Class X    01/01/01
Proton     01/01/01
PCAF       green

IV.  Penticton 10.7 cm Flux
Observed           18 Jun 075
Predicted   19 Jun-21 Jun 075/075/074
90 Day Mean        18 Jun 077

V.  Geomagnetic A Indices
Observed Afr/Ap 17 Jun  012/017
Estimated Afr/Ap 18 Jun  010/012
Predicted Afr/Ap 19 Jun-21 Jun  010/010-005/005-005/005

VI.  Geomagnetic Activity Probabilities 19 Jun-21 Jun
A.  Middle Latitudes
Active                15/10/05
Minor Storm           05/05/01
Major-severe storm    01/01/01
B.  High Latitudes
Active                15/15/15
Minor Storm           20/20/15
Major-severe storm    20/15/10

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