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Bulletin 2017-07-17

on . Posted in Space Weather Bulletins

CURRENT SPACE WEATHER CONDITIONS: A minor C-class x-ray solar flare has been detected 03:30 UT. Solar activity is low with background x-ray flux at lower B-class levels. The solar wind speed is at background levels with speeds ranging between 350 - 400 km/s. Local geomagnetic conditions are at unsettled levels. Local HF working frequencies are slightly depressed compared to the monthly average predicted values.

OUTLOOK: Solar activity is expected to be low with background X-ray flux at lower B-class levels. Active region 2665 has decayed and poses no threat for strong x-ray solar flares. Solar wind speed is elevated and is expected to gradually decrease to background levels during the next 24 hours. Geomagnetic conditions are expected to be at unsettled levels with active spells expected during the next 24 hours.


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