CURRENT SPACE WEATHER
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Current Space Weather
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September 08, 2020
September 08, 2020
SIDC reports the Sun was spotless. Solar activity was at very low levels and is expected to remain so.
No Earth-directed Coronal Mass Ejections (CMEs) were observed in the available coronagraphic imagery. A slow CME (186 km/s) first observed by LASCO/C2 on 7 September at 21:24UT seemed to have its source at or just beyond the west limb and has apparently no earth-directed component.
The greater than 10 MeV proton flux was at nominal levels. The greater than 2 MeV electron flux reached high levels, with a maximum of 10200 pfu at 16:00UT. The 24h electron fluence was at moderate levels. There's a chance that the electron flux and 24h fluence reach high levels during the next 24 hours.
Solar wind speed was on a declining trend, from about 370 km/s initially to 315 km/s at the end of the period (DSCOVR). Bz was steady between -3 and +3 nT. The interplanetary magnetic field (phi angle) was predominantly directed away from the Sun (positive sector).
Finally, SIDC reports geomagnetic activity was at quiet levels and is expected to remain so.