Space Weather Forecast - Discussion

Issued: 2019 Dec 14 0030 UTC
Prepared by the U.S. Dept. of Commerce, NOAA, Space Weather Prediction Center and processed by SpaceWeatherLive.com

Solar activity

24 h Summary
Solar activity was very low. The visible disk was spotless. No Earth-directed CMEs were observed in available coronagraph imagery.
Forecast
Solar activity is expected to be at very low levels on 14-16 Dec.

Energetic Particles

24 h Summary
The greater than 2 MeV electron flux was at normal levels and the greater than 10 MeV proton flux was at background levels.
Forecast
The greater than 2 MeV electron flux is expected to be at normal to moderate levels on 14-16 Dec. The greater than 10 MeV proton flux is expected to persist at background levels throughout the period.

Solar Wind

24 h Summary
Solar wind parameters, as measured by the ACE spacecraft, reflected nominal conditions. Solar wind speeds averaged near 375 km/s. Total field was between 1-6 nT. Phi angle was variable.
Forecast
Solar wind parameters are expected to remain at nominal levels over 14-16 Dec.

Geospace

24 h Summary
The geomagnetic field was at quiet levels.
Forecast
The geomagnetic field is expected to be quiet 14-16 Dec.

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