Status Report

Joint USAF/NOAA Solar Geophysical Activity Report and Forecast 22 February 2021

By SpaceRef Editor
February 22, 2021
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Joint USAF/NOAA Solar Geophysical Activity Report and Forecast
SDF Number 53 Issued at 2200Z on 22 Feb 2021

IA. Analysis of Solar Active Regions and Activity from 21/2100Z to 22/2100Z: 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 (23 Feb, 24 Feb, 25 Feb).

IIA. Geophysical Activity Summary 21/2100Z to 22/2100Z: The geomagnetic field has been at quiet to active levels for the past 24 hours. Solar wind speed reached a peak of 622 km/s at 22/0002Z. Total IMF reached 6 nT at 22/0103Z. The maximum southward component of Bz reached -5 nT at 22/0024Z. Electrons greater than 2 MeV at geosynchronous orbit reached a peak level of 9239 pfu.

IIB. Geophysical Activity Forecast: The geomagnetic field is expected to be at quiet to minor storm levels on days one and two (23 Feb, 24 Feb) and quiet to unsettled levels on day three (25 Feb).

III. Event probabilities 23 Feb-25 Feb
Class M 01/01/01
Class X 01/01/01
Proton 01/01/01
PCAF green

IV. Penticton 10.7 cm Flux
Observed 22 Feb 076
Predicted 23 Feb-25 Feb 077/077/077
90 Day Mean 22 Feb 081

V. Geomagnetic A Indices
Observed Afr/Ap 21 Feb 018/019
Estimated Afr/Ap 22 Feb 016/016
Predicted Afr/Ap 23 Feb-25 Feb 014/022-020/025-009/010

VI. Geomagnetic Activity Probabilities 23 Feb-25 Feb
A. Middle Latitudes
Active 35/45/15
Minor Storm 25/30/01
Major-severe storm 05/05/01
B. High Latitudes
Active 10/05/15
Minor Storm 20/20/25
Major-severe storm 55/70/20

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