The Sun seems to have been quiet over the past few days, but the sun spot number is higher than we ever saw it during last years campaign. Fingers crossed it stays that way.
The team Halley team is already at the base and have a payload ready to go. The other team is still on there way to SANAE. As we get updates we'll keep you informed.
Temp.: -6 C
Wind speed: 16 knots
Temp.: -5.3 C
Wind speed: 17 knots
Payloads up: Our first possible launch date is late on the day of Dec. 23rd.
SANAE IV: none
Halley 6: none.
Payloads coming down:
Recent possible events:
Halley Bay :
quiet with some EMIC and other ULF activity.
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
Solar wind speed: 334.4 km/s
Solar proton density: 1.6 cm^(-3)
Sun spot number: 137
NOAA has the likelihood of a M class flare at 40% and a 10% chance of an X class flare.
Kp is quiet
kp = 1 with a 24 max of kp = 2
Bz = 2.1 nT north
Btotal = 3.9 nT
There is a Coronal hole in the northern hemisphere which could possible hit Earth by Dec. 25th, perhaps there will be some green and red lights in the sky for Christmas :).
AE: very quiet.
Dst: very quiet.
Have a good day!