Thursday, August 02, 2012
August 2nd Sun-Earth Forecast
The sun continues to be relatively quiet. According to the forecasters at NOAA, solar activity is expected to be low with a chance for M-class solar flares.
Above Earth, geomagnetic activity is expected to be at quiet to unsettled levels with possible isolated active periods due to effects from the coronal mass ejection (CME) produced by Active Region 1532 (AR 1532) on Saturday, July 28th. August 3rd is expected to have quiet to unsettled activity. And August 4th expected to be mostly quiet. Stay tuned...
To monitor solar flare activity minute by minute, visit the "Today's Space Weather" page of NOAA's Space Weather Prediction Center, URL: www.swpc.noaa.gov .
To learn more about the sun and to stay current on solar activity, visit the mission home pages of the Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO), sdo.gsfc.nasa.gov and the Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO), sohowww.nascom.nasa.gov .