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Solar wind
speed: 488.3 km/sec
density: 8.1 protons/cm3
more data: ACE, DSCOVR
Updated: Today at 2345 UT
X-ray Solar Flares
6-hr max: B5
1951 UT Jan26
24-hr: M1
2349 UT Jan25
explanation | more data
Updated: Today at: 2350 UT
Daily Sun: 26 Jan 22
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A new and active sunspot is emerging at the circled location. Credit: SDO/HMI

Sunspot number: 53
What is the sunspot number?
Updated 26 Jan 2022

Spotless Days
Current Stretch: 0 days
2022 total: 0 days (0%)
2021 total: 64 days (18%)
2020 total: 208 days (57%)
2019 total: 281 days (77%)
2018 total: 221 days (61%)
2017 total: 104 days (28%)
2016 total: 32 days (9%)
2015 total: 0 days (0%)
2014 total: 1 day (<1%)
2013 total: 0 days (0%)
2012 total: 0 days (0%)
2011 total: 2 days (<1%)
2010 total: 51 days (14%)
2009 total: 260 days (71%)
2008 total: 268 days (73%)
2007 total: 152 days (42%)
2006 total: 70 days (19%)

Updated 26 Jan 2022


Thermosphere Climate Index
today: 9.42
x1010 W Cool
Max: 49.4
x1010 W Hot (10/1957)
Min: 2.05
x1010 W Cold (02/2009)
explanation | more data: gfx, txt
Updated 26 Jan 2022

The Radio Sun
10.7 cm flux: 101 sfu
explanation | more data
Updated 26 Jan 2022

Cosmic Rays Solar Cycle 25 is beginning, and this is reflected in the number of cosmic rays entering Earth's atmosphere. Neutron counts from the University of Oulu's Sodankyla Geophysical Observatory show that cosmic rays reaching Earth are slowly declining--a result of the yin-yang relationship between the solar cycle and cosmic rays.

Oulu Neutron Counts

Percentages of the Space Age average:
today: +7.3% High
48-hr change: -0.8%
Max: +11.7% Very High
(12/2009)
Min: -32.1% Very Low (06/1991)
explanation | more data
Updated 26 Jan 2022 @ 1700 UT

Current Auroral Oval:
Switch to: Europe, USA, New Zealand, Antarctica
Credit: NOAA/Ovation
Planetary K-index
Now: Kp= 2 quiet
24-hr max: Kp= 3
quiet
explanation | more data
Interplanetary Mag. Field
Btotal: 4.6 nT
Bz: 3.1 nT north
more data: ACE, DSCOVR
Updated: Today at 2344 UT
Coronal Holes: 26 Jan 22

Solar wind flowing from this minor coronal hole should reach Earth on Jan 29-30
. Credit: SDO/AIA

Noctilucent Clouds The southern hemisphere season for noctilucent clouds has begun. NASA's AIM spacecraft detected the first electric-blue puffs over Antarctica on Dec. 14th.
Switch view: Ross Ice Shelf, Antarctic Peninsula, East Antarctica, Polar
Updated at:
SPACE WEATHER
NOAA Forecasts
Updated at: 2022 Jan 25 2200 UTC
FLARE
0-24 hr
24-48 hr
CLASS M
05 %
05 %
CLASS X
01 %
01 %
Geomagnetic Storms:
Probabilities for significant disturbances in Earth's magnetic field are given for three activity levels: active, minor storm, severe storm
Updated at: 2022 Jan 25 2200 UTC
Mid-latitudes
0-24 hr
24-48 hr
ACTIVE
30 %
15 %
MINOR
10 %
01 %
SEVERE
01 %
01 %
High latitudes
0-24 hr
24-48 hr
ACTIVE
15 %
15 %
MINOR
30 %
25 %
SEVERE
40 %
20 %
 
Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2022
What's up in space
       
 

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AN ACTIVE SUNSPOT EMERGES: An active sunspot is emerging over the sun's northeastern limb, right here. So far today it has produced two almost-M-class solar flares (C9.9 and C7) along with minor low-frequency radio blackouts over the South Pacific and Indian Oceans. The sunspot's potential for more and stronger flares will become clear later today as it turns more squarely toward Earth. Aurora alerts: SMS Text.

A TRIPLE GREEN FLASH: Photographers consider themselves lucky when they catch a green flash. The sunset emerald ray is so rare, it was once thought to be a fable. Now imagine the odds of catching a triple green flash. James W. Young did it last night while standing on Oregon's Cannon Beach:

"The setting sun produced a green flash which split into three layers," marvels Young. "I photographed them using a 1120mm telephoto lens with a Canon 1Dx Mark II camera."

This is a sign of very strong temperature inversions (warm air above cold) over the Pacific Ocean. Strong inversions produce 'ducts'. Rays from the setting sun get trapped in these ducts, bouncing up and down and traveling long distances in layers sometimes only a few inches thick. A trio of ducts split the green flash into a stack of green flashes. You can actually see the ducts edge-on in Young's picture--a marvel, indeed.

Realtime Green Flash Photo Gallery
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THE CRESCENT VENUS PENDANT: Valentine's Day is only weeks away. Nothing says "I love you" like a Venus Pendant from the edge of space. This one flew to the stratosphere onboard a cosmic ray research balloon on Jan. 8, 2022:

You can have it for $142.95. The opal crescent is framed by sterling silver with a matching hypoallergenic chain. It comes with a greeting card showing the pendant in flight and telling the story of its journey to the stratosphere.

Why is it a crescent? Because Venus itself was a crescent on the date of the flight. On Jan. 8, 2022, the second planet was at inferior conjunction with the sun. From Earth it looked like a slender crescent--the most beautiful phase of the Goddess of Love.

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  All Sky Fireball Network
Every night, a network of NASA all-sky cameras scans the skies above the United States for meteoritic fireballs. Automated software maintained by NASA's Meteoroid Environment Office calculates their orbits, velocity, penetration depth in Earth's atmosphere and many other characteristics. Daily results are presented here on Spaceweather.com.

On Jan 26, 2022, the network reported 6 fireballs.
(6 sporadics)

In this diagram of the inner solar system, all of the fireball orbits intersect at a single point--Earth. The orbits are color-coded by velocity, from slow (red) to fast (blue). [Larger image] [movies]

  Near Earth Asteroids
Potentially Hazardous Asteroids (PHAs) are space rocks larger than approximately 100m that can come closer to Earth than 0.05 AU. None of the known PHAs is on a collision course with our planet, although astronomers are finding new ones all the time.
On January 26, 2022 there were 2255 potentially hazardous asteroids.
Recent & Upcoming Earth-asteroid encounters:
Asteroid
Date(UT)
Miss Distance
Velocity (km/s)
Diameter (m)
2022 AX4
2022-Jan-21
7.9 LD
6.9
21
2018 PN22
2022-Jan-21
11.4 LD
2.7
11
2022 BN
2022-Jan-23
0.2 LD
15.3
7
2022 BU
2022-Jan-23
10.2 LD
7.1
14
2022 BT
2022-Jan-24
0.3 LD
4.7
4
2017 XC62
2022-Jan-24
18.7 LD
4.3
112
2022 BF
2022-Jan-26
1.3 LD
12.4
14
2022 BB
2022-Jan-26
2.2 LD
7
14
2021 BZ
2022-Jan-27
17.6 LD
14.6
39
2022 AN5
2022-Jan-28
10.2 LD
4.9
22
2022 AG6
2022-Jan-28
7.6 LD
3.7
19
2022 BY
2022-Feb-02
15.6 LD
5
22
2022 AA
2022-Feb-04
6.6 LD
4.3
43
2018 CA1
2022-Feb-05
9.8 LD
15.1
32
2022 AV4
2022-Feb-07
19.2 LD
3.4
22
2007 UY1
2022-Feb-08
13.9 LD
6.6
89
2020 DF
2022-Feb-14
12 LD
8.6
20
2018 CW2
2022-Feb-18
2.2 LD
10.8
25
2020 CX1
2022-Feb-18
7.2 LD
8.2
54
455176
2022-Feb-22
14 LD
25.1
257
2017 CX1
2022-Feb-23
15.2 LD
5
8
2016 QJ44
2022-Feb-24
19.6 LD
8.5
324
2021 QO2
2022-Feb-25
20 LD
11
65
2020 UO4
2022-Feb-28
18.5 LD
2.1
7
138971
2022-Mar-04
12.8 LD
12
749
2021 UL7
2022-Mar-04
11.5 LD
2
23
2020 DC
2022-Mar-06
3.9 LD
4.9
16
2021 EY1
2022-Mar-10
10.1 LD
15.5
16
2015 DR215
2022-Mar-11
17.5 LD
8.3
290
2018 GY
2022-Mar-13
11.9 LD
10.7
43
2016 FZ12
2022-Mar-19
2.2 LD
8.3
16
2020 SQ
2022-Mar-21
2.8 LD
6
12
2013 BO76
2022-Mar-24
13.3 LD
13.8
295
2011 GE3
2022-Mar-26
7.6 LD
7
22
2012 FX35
2022-Mar-26
13.7 LD
5.9
25
Notes: LD means "Lunar Distance." 1 LD = 384,401 km, the distance between Earth and the Moon. 1 LD also equals 0.00256 AU. MAG is the visual magnitude of the asteroid on the date of closest approach.
  Cosmic Rays in the Atmosphere

SPACE WEATHER BALLOON DATA: Almost once a week, Spaceweather.com and the students of Earth to Sky Calculus fly space weather balloons to the stratosphere over California. These balloons are equipped with sensors that detect secondary cosmic rays, a form of radiation from space that can penetrate all the way down to Earth's surface. Our monitoring program has been underway without interruption for 7 years, resulting in a unique dataset of in situ atmospheric measurements.

Latest results (Nov. 2021): Our balloons have just measured a sudden drop in atmospheric radiation. It happened during the strong geomagnetic storms of Nov. 3-4, 2021. Here are the data:

This is called a "Forbush decrease," named after American physicist Scott Forbush who studied cosmic rays in the early 20th century.  It happens when a CME from the sun sweeps past Earth and literally pushes cosmic rays away from our planet. Radiation from deep space that would normally pepper Earth's upper atmosphere is briefly wiped out.

We have measured Forbush decreases before. For example, here's one from Sept. 2014. The Forbush Decrease of Nov. 3-4, 2021, was the deepest in the history of our 7-year atmospheric monitoring program. Radiation levels in the stratosphere over California dropped nearly 20%, more than doubling the previous record from our dataset. 

En route to the stratosphere, our sensors also pass through aviation altitudes, so we can sample radiation where planes fly. This plot shows how the Forbush decrease was restricted to the stratosphere; it did not affect lower levels of the atmosphere:

The dose rates shown above are expressed as multiples of sea level. For instance, we see that boarding a plane that flies at 25,000 feet exposes passengers to dose rates ~10x higher than sea level. At 40,000 feet, the multiplier is closer to 50x. The higher you fly, the more radiation you will absorb.

.Who cares? Cosmic rays are a surprisingly "down to Earth" form of space weather. They can seed clouds, trigger lightning, and penetrate commercial airplanes. According to a study from the Harvard T.H. Chan school of public health, crews of aircraft have higher rates of cancer than the general population. The researchers listed cosmic rays, irregular sleep habits, and chemical contaminants as leading risk factors. Somewhat more controversial studies (#1, #2, #3, #4) link cosmic rays with cardiac arrhythmias and sudden cardiac death.

.Technical notes: The radiation sensors onboard our helium balloons detect X-rays and gamma-rays in the energy range 10 keV to 20 MeV. These energies span the range of medical X-ray machines and airport security scanners.

Data points in the first graph ("Stratospheric Radiation") correspond to the peak of the Regener-Pfotzer maximum, which lies about 67,000 feet above central California. When cosmic rays crash into Earth's atmosphere, they produce a spray of secondary particles that is most intense at the entrance to the stratosphere. Physicists Eric Regener and Georg Pfotzer discovered the maximum using balloons in the 1930s and it is what we are measuring today.

  Essential web links
NOAA Space Weather Prediction Center
  The official U.S. government space weather bureau
Atmospheric Optics
  The first place to look for information about sundogs, pillars, rainbows and related phenomena.
Solar Dynamics Observatory
  Researchers call it a "Hubble for the sun." SDO is the most advanced solar observatory ever.
STEREO
  3D views of the sun from NASA's Solar and Terrestrial Relations Observatory
Solar and Heliospheric Observatory
  Realtime and archival images of the Sun from SOHO.
SolarMonitor.org
  information about sunspots based on the latest NOAA/USAF Active Region Summary
Daily Sunspot Summaries
  from the NOAA Space Environment Center
NOAA 27-Day Space Weather Forecasts
  fun to read, but should be taken with a grain of salt! Forecasts looking ahead more than a few days are often wrong.
Aurora 30 min forecast
  from the NOAA Space Environment Center
Heliophysics
  the underlying science of space weather

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