We just had our first launch of the new BARREL Campaign. 2T was launched from Halley at 12:08 UT and reached float altitude at 14:10 UT. EMFISIS has been seeing beautiful chorus waves around apogee so hopefully with today's burst collection we will see some nice activity! Granted the geomagnetic activity is lower today than it was a couple of days ago, so we'll just have to wait and see what mother nature has in store for us.
Currently the space weather appears to be quiet low until the new year. There is a coronal hole which should reach us on or around Jan 2nd - 3rd. There are a few sunspots which are currently geo-effective and may be able to produce large flares. However since they have stayed quiet and are not crackling, NOAA thinks the likely hood of them erupting while they are geo-effective is minimal.
Temp.: -7 C
Wind speed: 17.5 knots
Temp.: -3.6 C
Wind speed: 7 knots
SANAE IV: none
Halley 6: 2T
Payloads coming down:
Payloads coming down:
Collection times for EFW: Maps of these collection times are attached.
A: 16:00 - 19:00 (MLTs from 14 - 17)
B: 16:00 - 19:00 (MLTs from 14 - 16.5)
A: 16:00 - 20:00 (MLTs from 11.5 - 14.5)
B: 16:30 - 20:30 (MLTs from 11 - 15)
A: 18:50 - 21:50 (MLTs from 11-14)
B: 19:00 - 22:00 (MLTs from 11-13.5)
GOES Electron Flux:
The electron flux is returning to normal.
GOES Proton Flux:
There is a increase in the proton flux for > 10 MeV over the last 12 hours, but it appears to be recovering.
Solar wind speed: 300.9 km/s
Solar proton density: 2.3 cm^(-3)
Sun spot number: 96
NOAA has the likelihood of a M class flare at 25% and a 1% chance of an X class flare.
Kp is quiet
kp = 0 with a 24 max of kp = 0
Bz = 0.1 nT north
Btotal = 7.5 nT
There is new coronal hole starting to show up on the Eastern limb of the sun which may be able to reach us on Jan 2 - 3. This coronal hole appears to be more equator ward than the previous one. There are a few sunspots which are showing a beta-gamma magnetic field structure. These are known for producing large flares and CMEs. However as they have stayed quiet and not produced any M-class flares, NOAA is lowering their chance of erupting while they are geo-effective.
AE: quieter than I have ever seen it.
Dst: very quiet.