Status Report

Joint USAF/NOAA Solar Geophysical Activity Report and Forecast 6 April 2021

By SpaceRef Editor
April 6, 2021
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Joint USAF/NOAA Solar Geophysical Activity Report and Forecast
SDF Number 96 Issued at 2200Z on 06 Apr 2021

IA. Analysis of Solar Active Regions and Activity from 05/2100Z to 06/2100Z: Solar activity has been at very low levels for the past 24 hours. There are currently 1 numbered sunspot regions on the disk.

IB. Solar Activity Forecast: Solar activity is expected to be very low on days one, two, and three (07 Apr, 08 Apr, 09 Apr).

IIA. Geophysical Activity Summary 05/2100Z to 06/2100Z: The geomagnetic field has been at quiet levels for the past 24 hours. Solar wind speed reached a peak of 345 km/s at 05/2211Z. Total IMF reached 9 nT at 06/0152Z. The maximum southward component of Bz reached -4 nT at 06/1839Z. Electrons greater than 2 MeV at geosynchronous orbit reached a peak level of 212 pfu.

IIB. Geophysical Activity Forecast: The geomagnetic field is expected to be at quiet to unsettled levels on days one and two (07 Apr, 08 Apr) and quiet levels on day three (09 Apr).

III. Event probabilities 07 Apr-09 Apr
Class M 01/01/01
Class X 01/01/01
Proton 01/01/01
PCAF green

IV. Penticton 10.7 cm Flux
Observed 06 Apr 074
Predicted 07 Apr-09 Apr 074/072/072
90 Day Mean 06 Apr 076

V. Geomagnetic A Indices
Observed Afr/Ap 05 Apr 005/004
Estimated Afr/Ap 06 Apr 003/005
Predicted Afr/Ap 07 Apr-09 Apr 008/008-007/008-006/005

VI. Geomagnetic Activity Probabilities 07 Apr-09 Apr
A. Middle Latitudes
Active 25/20/10
Minor Storm 05/05/01
Major-severe storm 01/01/01
B. High Latitudes
Active 20/20/20
Minor Storm 30/25/20
Major-severe storm 25/20/10

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