Status Report

Joint USAF/NOAA Solar Geophysical Activity Report and Forecast 20 April 2022

By SpaceRef Editor
April 20, 2022
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Joint USAF/NOAA Solar Geophysical Activity Report and Forecast
SDF Number 110 Issued at 2200Z on 20 Apr 2022

IA. Analysis of Solar Active Regions and Activity from 19/2100Z to 20/2100Z: Solar activity has been at high levels for the past 24 hours. The largest solar event of the period was a X2 event observed at 20/0357Z from a Region beyond the SW limb. There are currently 4 numbered sunspot regions on the disk.

IB. Solar Activity Forecast: Solar activity is expected to be moderate with a chance for X-class flares on days one, two, and three (21 Apr, 22 Apr, 23 Apr).

IIA. Geophysical Activity Summary 19/2100Z to 20/2100Z: The geomagnetic field has been at quiet to unsettled levels for the past 24 hours. Solar wind speed reached a peak of 477 km/s at 19/2306Z. Total IMF reached 7 nT at 20/1725Z. The maximum southward component of Bz reached -5 nT at 20/2046Z. Electrons greater than 2 MeV at geosynchronous orbit reached a peak level of 2029 pfu.

IIB. Geophysical Activity Forecast: The geomagnetic field is expected to be at quiet levels on days one and two (21 Apr, 22 Apr) and quiet to active levels on day three (23 Apr).

III. Event probabilities 21 Apr-23 Apr
Class M 75/75/75
Class X 25/25/25
Proton 05/05/05
PCAF green

IV. Penticton 10.7 cm Flux
Observed 20 Apr 160
Predicted 21 Apr-23 Apr 160/160/160
90 Day Mean 20 Apr 115

V. Geomagnetic A Indices
Observed Afr/Ap 19 Apr 008/007
Estimated Afr/Ap 20 Apr 008/008
Predicted Afr/Ap 21 Apr-23 Apr 006/005-006/005-010/012

VI. Geomagnetic Activity Probabilities 21 Apr-23 Apr
A. Middle Latitudes
Active 15/15/30
Minor Storm 01/01/10
Major-severe storm 01/01/01
B. High Latitudes
Active 15/15/15
Minor Storm 20/20/25
Major-severe storm 20/20/40

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