Thursday, January 30, 2014

BARREL Daily Update Jan 30 2014

Hi all, 

2P was launched today from Halley. We're hoping that we'll have another launch from SANAE soon. 2P is our 15th launch for the campaign (not including 2Z and 2J which were recovered shortly after their launches). We hope to have 5 more launched this year.

Our faithful sunspot 1967 has become more complex gaining a delta configuration. Delta configurations are the ones that we want, they tend to produce the larger flares and CMES. Now lets just hope that it holds off on erupting until it becomes geo-effective. It has also been spouting off some C and M class flares. 

There was a CME from the other side of the sun, but this appears that very little of the CME is likely to graze us. NOAA is not increasing the likely hood of geomagnetic activity from this event yet. 

There are three other numbered sunspots regions on the disk besides these two active ones. They are all stable or decaying, so lets hope for more decay and possibly more active regions! 

Ground Weather:
Temp.: -10. C
Wind speed: 3 knots

Halley 6: 
Temp.: -11.9 C
Wind speed: 1 knots 

Payloads up: 
Halley 6:  2L, 2O, 2P

Payloads coming down:

Collection times for EFW:  
2013-01-06 (A just to West, B quite a ways to West)
A: 15:40-21:30   (6h 10m)
B: 17:30-19:30  (2h)
20:30-23:00 (2h 30m)

2013-01-07 (A quite west, B very west of stations)
A: 19:00-21:00  (2h)
22:30-23:59  (1h 30m)
B: 20:45-21:45  (1h)
00:45Jan8-02:00Jan8  (2h 15m)

2013-01-09  (A just to West, B quite a ways to West)
A: 15:15-21:15 (at 16k)  (6h)      
B: 17:30-20:30 (at 16k)  (3h)
     20:33-24:00 (at 4k)   (3.5hrs)

2013-01-10 (west of stations)
A: 18:00-01:00(jan11)
B: 20:00-03:00(jan11)

B: 14:45-21:00

A: 14:40-21:30
B: 17:00-24:00

 A: 14:30-21:30

A: 2014-01-22/17:15 - 23:59:59

B: 2014-01-23/15:00 - 22:00

A: 19:30 - 23:59

B: 17:20 - 22:30

A: 13:40 - 20:40

A: 16:40 - 23:40 
B: 12:30 - 19:30

Halley Bay Search Coil Magnetometer :
Some broad band activity this morning, but no EMIC waves

GOES Electron Flux:
The electron levels have stayed at moderate levels.

GOES Proton Flux:
The proton levels are at moderate levels. 

Space Weather from and 
Solar wind speed: 362.0 km/s 
Solar proton density: 0.9 cm^(-3)  

Sun spot number: 96
NOAA has the likelihood of a M class flare at 60% and a 10% chance of an X class flare.  

There are currently no coronal holes observed on the Earthward side of the Sun. 

Kp is quiet 
kp =0 with a 24 max of kp = 3

Bz = 1.3 north
Btotal = 4.7 nT  

From Kyoto:
AE: some small activity

Dst: quiet... but today it has reached -18 nT. I know nothing right? better than yesterday... Hopefully this trend will continue and pick up the pace.  

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