Friday, February 8, 2013

Daily e-mail Feb 8th 2013


Good Morning 
 
The first of the two CME's is expected to hit today as is the start of the SW from the coronal hole. NOAA has increased their forecast of kp to 5. If we do indeed reach a kp = 5, it would be the max throughout the entire BARREL Campaign. 

Here are two movies of the flare from yesterday from NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory. 


Payloads up:
SANAE IV: 1T, 1U
Halley 6:  1H, 1I, 1A


Payloads coming down:
1I and 1H are starting to (or have already) dipped below 27 km and may be terminated in the next few days. 
 

Conjunctions: 
Feb 5 2013
Sat. A 0130 UT - 0845 UT 
Sat. B 0355 UT - 1130 UT

Feb 4 2013
Sat. B 0045 UT - 0810 UT 

Feb 3-4 2013
Sat. A 2220 UT on February 3rd to 0545 on February 4th

Feb 3 2013
Sat. A 0420 UT - 1200 UT
Sat. B 0640 UT - 1420 UT

Jan 30 2013-partially cancelled
Sat. A 0140 UT - 0555 UT
Sat. B 0335 UT - 1050 UT


Jan 29 2013
Sat. A 0735 UT - 1515 UT
Sat. B 0025 UT - 0740 UT
Sat. B 0915 UT - 1650 UT
 
Jan 28-29 2013
Sat. A 2250 UT Jan 28 - 0605 UT Jan 29
 
Jan 28 2013
Sat. A 0450 UT - 1210 UT
Sat. B 0625 UT - 1345 UT
 
Jan 27 2013
Sat. A 0220 UT - 0910 UT
Sat. A 1114 UT - 1815 UT
Sat. B 0330 UT - 1020 UT
Sat. B 1215 UT - 1940 UT


Halley Bay :
 quiet

GOES Electron Flux:
Have continued to be at normal to moderate levels and are expected to be the same for the next three days
 
GOES Proton Flux:
Has stayed at background levels for the lat 24 hours and is expected to be the same over the next three days
 
Space Weather from Spaceweather.com and SWPC.noaa.gov
 
Solar wind speed is 445.1 km/s 
Solar proton density 2.2 cm^(-3) 
 
58 sunspots are now visible. NOAA has the likelihood of a M class flare at 10% and a 1% chance of an X class flare. 
 
Kp is quiet kp = 3 with a 24 max of kp = 3
Bz = 0.4 nT north but changing quickly
Btotal = 3.1 nT 
 
There is a relatively large coronal hole in the northern hemisphere and it appears that we are starting to encounter the SW from this region. 

From Kyoto:
AE: We've seen some activity in the AE index peaking over 500 nT. 
 
Dst: A small storm occurred this yesterday and is currently in its recovery phase. The min Dst was -33 nT. 
 
 
Have a good day and remember to back up your computer!