Status Report

Joint USAF/NOAA Solar Geophysical Activity Report and Forecast 27 December 2018

By SpaceRef Editor
December 27, 2018
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Joint USAF/NOAA Solar Geophysical Activity Report and Forecast
SDF Number 361 Issued at 2200Z on 27 Dec 2018

IA.  Analysis of Solar Active Regions and Activity from 26/2100Z to 27/2100Z: 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 (28 Dec, 29 Dec, 30 Dec).

IIA.  Geophysical Activity Summary 26/2100Z to 27/2100Z: The geomagnetic field has been at quiet levels for the past 24 hours. Solar wind speed reached a peak of 359 km/s at 27/2007Z. Total IMF reached 9 nT at 27/2009Z. The maximum southward component of Bz reached -9 nT at27/2009Z.
IIB.  Geophysical Activity Forecast: The geomagnetic field is expected to be at quiet to unsettled levels on days one and three (28 Dec, 30 Dec) and quiet to active levels on day two (29 Dec).

III.  Event probabilities 28 Dec-30 Dec
Class M    01/01/01
Class X    01/01/01
Proton     01/01/01
PCAF       green

IV.  Penticton 10.7 cm Flux
Observed           27 Dec 069
Predicted   28 Dec-30 Dec 069/069/069
90 Day Mean        27 Dec 070

V.  Geomagnetic A Indices
Observed Afr/Ap 26 Dec  002/002
Estimated Afr/Ap 27 Dec  004/004
Predicted Afr/Ap 28 Dec-30 Dec  007/008-011/012-008/008

VI.  Geomagnetic Activity Probabilities 28 Dec-30 Dec
A.  Middle Latitudes
Active                15/30/15
Minor Storm           05/10/05
Major-severe storm    01/01/01
B.  High Latitudes
Active                15/15/15
Minor Storm           30/25/30
Major-severe storm    25/40/25

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