Space Weather Forecast - Discussion

Issued: 2019 Oct 18 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 solar disk was spotless. No Earth-directed CMEs were observed.
Forecast
Solar activity is expected to continue at very low levels on 18-20 Oct.

Energetic Particles

24 h Summary
The greater than 2 MeV electron flux was at normal to moderate levels and the greater than 10 MeV proton flux was steady at background levels.
Forecast
The greater than 2 MeV electron flux is expected be at normal to moderate levels on Oct 18-20. The greater than 10 MeV proton flux is expected to persist at background levels throughout the forecast period.

Solar Wind

24 h Summary
Solar wind parameters were at nominal levels. Solar wind speed was near 400 km/s. Total field ranged from 1-6 nT while the Bz component was between +4/-4 nT. Phi angle was mostly oriented in a positive solar sector.
Forecast
Background solar wind conditions are expected on 18-20 Oct.

Geospace

24 h Summary
The geomagnetic field was quiet.
Forecast
Quiet conditions, with a chance of isolated unsettled periods, are anticipated for 18-20 Oct.

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