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Solar-terrestrial indices for 13 November follow.
Solar flux 71 and estimated planetary A-index 2.
The estimated planetary K-index at 2100 UTC on 13 November was 1.

No space weather storms were observed for the past 24 hours.

No space weather storms are predicted for the next 24 hours.


Geo Magnetic Forecast:

NOAA Ap Index Forecast
Observed Ap 11 Nov 007
Estimated Ap 12 Nov 005
Predicted Ap 13 Nov-15 Nov 005-005-005

NOAA Geomagnetic Activity Probabilities 13 Nov-15 Nov
Active                10/10/05
Minor storm           01/01/01
Moderate storm        01/01/01
Strong-Extreme storm  01/01/01

NOAA Kp index forecast 13 Nov - 15 Nov
             Nov 13    Nov 14    Nov 15
00-03UT        2         2         2
03-06UT        1         1         1
06-09UT        1         1         1
09-12UT        1         1         1
12-15UT        1         1         1
15-18UT        1         1         1
18-21UT        2         2         2
21-00UT        2         2         2


Extended Three Day Forecast:

A. NOAA Geomagnetic Activity Observation and Forecast

The greatest observed 3 hr Kp over the past 24 hours was 1 (below NOAA
Scale levels).
The greatest expected 3 hr Kp for Nov 13-Nov 15 2019 is 2 (below NOAA
Scale levels).

NOAA Kp index breakdown Nov 13-Nov 15 2019

            Nov 13     Nov 14     Nov 15
00-03UT        0          2          2
03-06UT        0          1          1
06-09UT        0          1          1
09-12UT        0          1          1
12-15UT        1          1          1
15-18UT        1          1          1
18-21UT        2          2          2
21-00UT        2          2          2

Rationale: No G1 (Minor) or greater geomagnetic storms are expected.  No
significant transient or recurrent solar wind features are forecast.

B. NOAA Solar Radiation Activity Observation and Forecast

Solar radiation, as observed by NOAA GOES-14 over the past 24 hours, was
below S-scale storm level thresholds.

Solar Radiation Storm Forecast for Nov 13-Nov 15 2019

              Nov 13  Nov 14  Nov 15
S1 or greater    1%      1%      1%

Rationale: No S1 (Minor) or greater solar radiation storms are expected.
No significant active region activity favorable for radiation storm
production is forecast.

C. NOAA Radio Blackout Activity and Forecast

No radio blackouts were observed over the past 24 hours.

Radio Blackout Forecast for Nov 13-Nov 15 2019

              Nov 13        Nov 14        Nov 15
R1-R2            1%            1%            1%
R3 or greater    1%            1%            1%

Rationale: No R1 (Minor) or greater radio blackouts are expected.  No
significant active region flare activity is forecast.


Extended Space Weather Discussion:

Solar Activity

.24 hr Summary...
Solar activity remained very low. New NOAA/SWPC Region 2752 (S24E60,
Axx/alpha) was assigned; however, the region was inactive, magnetically
weak, and already showed signs of decay. No Earth-directed CMEs were
observed in available coronagraph imagery.

.Forecast...
Very low solar activity is expected to continue 13-15 Nov despite the
emergence of new Region 2752. Analysis suggests weakening of Region
2752s magnetic field will likely continue and lead to dissipation.

Energetic Particle

.24 hr Summary...
The greater than 2 MeV electron flux was normal and the greater than 10
MeV proton flux continued at background values.

.Forecast...
The greater than 2 MeV electron flux is expected to remain at normal
levels 13-15 Nov and the greater than 10 MeV proton flux is expected to
continue at background.

Solar Wind

.24 hr Summary...
Solar wind parameters were indicative of a return to an ambient,
background state and slow solar wind regime. Total IMF strength
decreased steadily from 10 nT to 5 nT; while the Bz component was
predominantly northward directed. Solar wind speed ranged mainly from
300-350 km/s and the phi angle was primarily in a negative sector.

.Forecast...
A slow solar wind environment is expected to continue 13-15 Nov due to a
lack of influential features. Minor disturbances and enhancements are
possible late on 15 Nov due to proximity of approaching CH HSS
influences.

Geospace

.24 hr Summary...
The geomagnetic field was quiet.

.Forecast...
The geomagnetic field is expected to be primarily quiet 13-15 Nov.


27 Day Forecast:

Date | Radio Flux | Planetary A Index | Largest Kp Index
2019 Nov 11      70          15          4
2019 Nov 12      70           8          3
2019 Nov 13      70           5          2
2019 Nov 14      70           5          2
2019 Nov 15      70           5          2
2019 Nov 16      70           5          2
2019 Nov 17      70           5          2
2019 Nov 18      70           5          2
2019 Nov 19      70           5          2
2019 Nov 20      70          15          4
2019 Nov 21      70          25          5
2019 Nov 22      71          18          5
2019 Nov 23      71          12          4
2019 Nov 24      71          10          4
2019 Nov 25      71           8          3
2019 Nov 26      71           8          3
2019 Nov 27      71           5          2
2019 Nov 28      71           5          2
2019 Nov 29      71           5          2
2019 Nov 30      71           5          2
2019 Dec 01      71           5          2
2019 Dec 02      71           5          2
2019 Dec 03      71           5          2
2019 Dec 04      70           5          2
2019 Dec 05      70           5          2
2019 Dec 06      70           5          2
2019 Dec 07      70           5          2


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    It is recommended that you start out with the default options. As you get used to AF you can disable additional information and combine data series' together to maxamise the use of screen space.

  • DATA SOURCES: Learn more
    Some data sources can only be enabled or disabled via the tick box. Others are disabled using the slider set to 0, or enabled by setting the slider from 0.5 to 4. This number also represents the thinkness of the line plot onto the graph.

  • 'The' Aurora Forecast Index: Learn more
    These are two good options for predicting Auroras.

    The Aurora Forecast Index takes into account many data sources. As a general rule if it stays high for many hours there is a good possibility of an Aurora present.

    Aurora Forecast website usage is also a good indicator, as visitors to the site come from many traffic sources. General internet and community chatter transplating to visits is a great indicator.

  • Planatary K Index (Kp): Learn more
    The Kp number is a system of measuring aurora strength. The range goes from 0 to 9 (0 being calm, 1 very weak, all the way up to 9, which would represent a major geomagnetic storm with strong auroras visible).

    Kp 5 and above is classified as a geomagnetic storm. Most Aurora Hunters consider prolonged 3+ or higher worth investigation.

  • Ovation (Model) Short Term Forecast (GW):' Learn more
    The Ovation-Prime Model produced by SWPC calculates the energy interacting with the Earths magnetic field. This is a good indicator for Aurora activity.
  • DSCOVR Observatory (L1): Learn more

    The DSCOVR or Deep Space Climate Obervatory sits 1.5 million Kilometers from Earth, between the Earth and the Sun in the L1 orbit point, the neutral gravity point between the Earth and the Sun. DSCOVR provides space weather readings, allowing for up to an hour of warning on weather events. This is why DSCOVR's data appears in the future on the graph.

    Strong negative Bz direction is linked to Aurora's because the solar wind magnetic direction is in direct oposition with the Earths magnetic field.

  • ACE Observatory (L1): Learn more

    ACE or Advanced Composition Explorer sits 1.5 million Kilometers from Earth, between the Earth and the Sun in the L1 orbit point, the neutral gravity point between the Earth and the Sun. ACE has now been replaced by DSCOVR, but the data is still useful for comparing to DSCOVR.
  • GOES Satalites: Learn more

    GOES or Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellites sit 46 Kilometers above the Earth in geostationary orbit. They provide local space weather data and are a good indicator for current geomagnetic conditions.

  • Terrestrial Magnetometer Sources: Learn more
    Terrestrial or surface magnetometers detect fluctuations in the Earths magnetic field from the ground.
    These do not work as well as satalites as the magnetic field obsorbs some of the effects from the solar winds.
    There is a mix of govenment and citizen science stations listed here, including two run by Aurora Forecast in Hobart.
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v4.X Release 10th Oct 2019)
Addded the ability to add 2 custom Magnetometers in settings (comming soon) (18/10/19).
Improved Hobart Magnetometer code. (18/18/19)
Move all presets into their own pop out side menu. (19/06/19)
Added Composite weather maps (TAS, VIC and SA), thanks to Oz forecast! (19/06/19)
UI Upgrades, Name, Logo and Website Site Changes.
Added custom line widths for most items.
Added GOES Difference (#1 - #2)
Added Ovation-prime model outputs.

v3.8x
Various Updates, New AF Index Algo. (8/12/18)

v3.6x
Added more Presets. Disabled Presets overwriting graph views (6/7/18)
Added GeoSpace Kp Model Prediction. (3/7/18)
Added SWPC Kp Forecast + Observation. (2/7/18)
Removed WingKP and USKp. :( No longer Avaliable. (2/7/18)
Removed feed from www.dunedinaurora.nz (Unreliable). (2/7/18)
Updates to latest JQuery, JQuery Mobile and AmCharts etc. (2/7/18)
Enhanced Pro setting with Dynamic Preasure. (2/7/18)
Added Quickselect preset buttons to main page. (2/7/18)
 
v3.5x
Added Ruru Observatory Magnetometer. (25/4/28)
Added Forecast Sub Tabset. (1/3/18)
Added Extended Discussion Text, 27Day FC (1/3/18)
Removed Dial, and Added Forecast Report. (28/2/18)
Updated A few settings for better visilation. (28/2/18)
Updated Goes-13 is Now Goes-14 (15/2/18)
Improved Commmunity Activity for faster loads.
Consolidated Proton Density / Dynamic Preasure.
Added Additional Balloon Text.
Added TAFS Visual Probability in %.
User Interface Upgrades.
Add 'Dial' for the basics, with default support.
Added one click presets.
 
v2.1 - v2.49
Added 'Automatic Chart Update' option in settings.
Database caching enabled, significant load time improvements.
Extension to max 96 hours of data, up from 24.
Added ACE Bt,Bx and By for comparison.
Added More User Presets.
Fixed Orentation Change Alert.
Small layout changes.
Added Header Image.
Removed Top Header to fee up Space, Refresh added to Chart Tab.
Added Community Activity Indicator
Fixed MAG value issues in graph.
Added Second Hobart MAG Source.
Updated Comment Features (Disable).
 
v2.0
Fixed DSCOVR B? display bug.
Added MAG Stack Feature.
Upgrade to json feeds.
Feeds are timezone and forecast aware, making them super fast.
DB Optimisation, improved DB search times.
Charts are now zoomable, allow selection and export.
Added USAF Kp, Updated Wing Kp.
Added Ovation Aurora Short Term Forecast.
Added Macquarie Island MAG feed.
Added Mawson MAG Feed.
Added Canberra Feed.
Added MAG feed from www.dunedinaurora.nz (Portobello).
Added Brendan's experemental MAG feed (Hobart).
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