Joint USAF/NOAA Solar Geophysical Activity Report and Forecast 21 October 2020

Status Report From: Space Weather Prediction Center (NOAA)
Posted: Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Joint USAF/NOAA Solar Geophysical Activity Report and Forecast SDF Number 295 Issued at 2200Z on 21 Oct 2020 IA. Analysis of Solar Active Regions and Activity from 20/2100Z to 21/2100Z: 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 (22 Oct, 23 Oct, 24 Oct). IIA. Geophysical Activity Summary 20/2100Z to 21/2100Z: The geomagnetic field has been at quiet to active levels for the past 24 hours. Solar wind speed reached a peak of 416 km/s at 21/1945Z. Total IMF reached 10 nT at 21/0716Z. The maximum southward component of Bz reached -4 nT at 21/0828Z. Electrons greater than 2 MeV at geosynchronous orbit reached a peak level of 251 pfu.

IIB. Geophysical Activity Forecast: The geomagnetic field is expected to be at quiet to minor storm levels on days one and two (22 Oct, 23 Oct) and quiet to active levels on day three (24 Oct). III. Event probabilities 22 Oct-24 Oct Class M 01/01/01 Class X 01/01/01 Proton 01/01/01 PCAF green IV. Penticton 10.7 cm Flux Observed 21 Oct 074 Predicted 22 Oct-24 Oct 075/075/075 90 Day Mean 21 Oct 072 V. Geomagnetic A Indices Observed Afr/Ap 20 Oct 003/003 Estimated Afr/Ap 21 Oct 013/015 Predicted Afr/Ap 22 Oct-24 Oct 015/018-015/020-013/015 VI. Geomagnetic Activity Probabilities 22 Oct-24 Oct A. Middle Latitudes Active 40/40/40 Minor Storm 30/30/25 Major-severe storm 10/10/05 B. High Latitudes Active 05/05/10 Minor Storm 25/25/25 Major-severe storm 65/65/65

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