Status Report

Joint USAF/NOAA Solar Geophysical Activity Report and Forecast 23 August 2021

By SpaceRef Editor
August 23, 2021
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Joint USAF/NOAA Solar Geophysical Activity Report and Forecast
SDF Number 234 Issued at 2200Z on 22 Aug 2021

IA. Analysis of Solar Active Regions and Activity from 21/2100Z to 22/2100Z: Solar activity has been at low levels for the past 24 hours. The largest solar event of the period was a C1 event observed at 22/1020Z from Region 2859 (N19E59). There are currently 1 numbered sunspot regions on the disk.

IB. Solar Activity Forecast: Solar activity is expected to be very low with a chance for a C-class flares on days one, two, and three (23 Aug, 24 Aug, 25 Aug).

IIA. Geophysical Activity Summary 21/2100Z to 22/2100Z: The geomagnetic field has been at quiet levels for the past 24 hours. Solar wind speed reached a peak of 333 km/s at 21/2107Z. Electrons greater than 2 MeV at geosynchronous orbit reached a peak level of 167 pfu.

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

III. Event probabilities 23 Aug-25 Aug
Class M 05/05/05
Class X 01/01/01
Proton 01/01/01
PCAF green

IV. Penticton 10.7 cm Flux
Observed 22 Aug 077
Predicted 23 Aug-25 Aug 077/077/076
90 Day Mean 22 Aug 079

V. Geomagnetic A Indices
Observed Afr/Ap 21 Aug 004/003
Estimated Afr/Ap 22 Aug 004/005
Predicted Afr/Ap 23 Aug-25 Aug 008/008-008/008-013/015

VI. Geomagnetic Activity Probabilities 23 Aug-25 Aug
A. Middle Latitudes
Active 20/25/35
Minor Storm 05/10/15
Major-severe storm 01/01/01
B. High Latitudes
Active 15/15/10
Minor Storm 30/30/30
Major-severe storm 25/40/50

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