Here is this week’s space weather and geophysical report, issued 2015 Aug 03 0155 UTC.
Highlights of Solar and Geomagnetic Activity 27 July – 02 August 2015
Solar activity was dominated by B-class flare activity (very low levels) throughout the majority of the summary period, however, Region 2390 (S17, L=199, class/area=Dai/170 on 27 Jul) produced a single C1 flare (low levels) at 01/2005 UTC, which was the largest event of the period. No Earth-directed coronal mass ejections (CMEs) were observed during the summary period.
No proton events were observed at geosynchronous orbit.
The greater than 2 MeV electron flux at geosynchronous orbit was at normal levels on 31 Aug with moderate levels observed throughout the remainder of the summary period.
Geomagnetic field activity reached active levels on 27, 30-31 Jul and 02 Aug in response to an enhanced solar wind environment caused by the influence of multiple weak coronal hole high speed streams (CH HSSs). Geomagnetic field activity remained at quiet to unsettled levels throughout the remainder of the summary period.
Forecast of Solar and Geomagnetic Activity 03 August – 29 August 2015
Solar activity is expected to be at very low (B-class flare activity) to low levels (C-class flare activity) throughout the outlook period.
No proton events are expected at geosynchronous orbit.
The greater than 2 MeV electron flux at geosynchronous orbit is expected to be at moderate levels on 07-08, 17-21, 23, and 26-29 Aug in response to enhanced geomagnetic field activity cause by the influence of multiple recurrent coronal hole high speed streams (CH HSSs). High electron flux levels are expected for the remainder of the outlook period.
Geomagnetic field activity is expected to reach G1 (Minor) geomagnetic storm levels on 28 Aug with active levels expected on 06-07, 17, 20, 26-27, and 29 Aug, all due to the influence of multiple recurrent CH HSSs. The geomagnetic field is expected to be at quiet to unsettled levels throughout the remainder of the outlook period.
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