Thursday, August 09, 2012
August 9th, Sun-Earth Forecast
Active Region 1542 (AR 1542) continues to crackle daily with C-class solar flares. Beyond that, NOAA forecasters are still expecting solar activity to be low with a slight chance of an isolated M-class flare.
Back at Earth, geomagnetic activity is expected to be quiet to unsettled with a slight chance for isolated active to minor geomagnetic storms early on August 9th. Geomagnetic activity should return to quiet to unsettled late on August 9th as effects of the August 4th coronal mass ejectiong (CME) wane. Activity on August 10th and 11th is expected to predominately 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 .