Status Report

Joint USAF/NOAA Solar Geophysical Activity Report and Forecast 28 February 2020

By SpaceRef Editor
February 28, 2020
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Joint USAF/NOAA Solar Geophysical Activity Report and Forecast
SDF Number 59 Issued at 2200Z on 28 Feb 2020

IA. Analysis of Solar Active Regions and Activity from 27/2100Z to 28/2100Z: 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 (29 Feb, 01 Mar, 02 Mar).

IIA. Geophysical Activity Summary 27/2100Z to 28/2100Z: The geomagnetic field has been at quiet levels for the past 24 hours. Solar wind speed reached a peak of 471 km/s at 28/2016Z. Total IMF reached 8 nT at 28/1634Z. The maximum southward component of Bz reached -5 nT at 28/2030Z. Electrons greater than 2 MeV at geosynchronous orbit reached a peak level of 1195 pfu.

IIB. Geophysical Activity Forecast: The geomagnetic field is expected to be at quiet to unsettled levels on day one (29 Feb) and quiet to active levels on days two and three (01 Mar, 02 Mar).

III. Event probabilities 29 Feb-02 Mar
Class M 01/01/01
Class X 01/01/01
Proton 01/01/01
PCAF green

IV. Penticton 10.7 cm Flux
Observed 28 Feb 071
Predicted 29 Feb-02 Mar 071/071/071
90 Day Mean 28 Feb 071

V. Geomagnetic A Indices
Observed Afr/Ap 27 Feb 002/002
Estimated Afr/Ap 28 Feb 006/006
Predicted Afr/Ap 29 Feb-02 Mar 008/010-011/012-010/012

VI. Geomagnetic Activity Probabilities 29 Feb-02 Mar
A. Middle Latitudes
Active 20/25/25
Minor Storm 05/10/10
Major-severe storm 01/01/01
B. High Latitudes
Active 15/15/15
Minor Storm 25/25/25
Major-severe storm 25/35/35

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