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Report of Solar-Geophysical Activity 2021 May 20 2200 UTC
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Joint USAF/NOAA Report of Solar and Geophysical Activity

SDF Number 140 Issued at 2200Z on 20 May 2021

IA. Analysis of Solar Active Regions and Activity from 19-2100Z to 20-2100Z

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 with a slight chance for a C-class flare on day one (21 May) and expected to be very low on days two and three (22 May, 23 May).
IIA. Geophysical Activity Summary 19-2100Z to 20-2100Z
The geomagnetic field has been at quiet to minor storm levels for the past 24 hours. Solar wind speed reached a peak of 575 km/s at 20/2042Z. Total IMF reached 18 nT at 20/1201Z. The maximum southward component of Bz reached -14 nT at 20/1027Z. Electrons greater than 2 MeV at geosynchronous orbit reached a peak level of 117 pfu.
IIB. Geophysical Activity Forecast
The geomagnetic field is expected to be at quiet to active levels on day one (21 May), quiet to unsettled levels on day two (22 May) and quiet levels on day three (23 May).
III. Event Probabilities 21 May to 23 May
Class M01%01%01%
Class X01%01%01%
Proton01%01%01%
PCAFgreen
IV. Penticton 10.7 cm Flux
  Observed       20 May 072
  Predicted   21 May-23 May 072/072/072
  90 Day Mean        20 May 076

V. Geomagnetic A Indices
  Observed Afr/Ap 19 May  005/005
  Estimated     Afr/Ap 20 May  020/024
  Predicted    Afr/Ap 21 May-23 May  008/010-008/008-006/005

VI. Geomagnetic Activity Probabilities 21 May to 23 May
A. Middle Latitudes
Active30%15%10%
Minor storm10%01%01%
Major-severe storm01%01%01%
B. High Latitudes
Active15%15%15%
Minor storm30%25%20%
Major-severe storm40%20%20%

All times in UTC

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