Propagation and Space Weather….

SFI = 109

A index = 6

K index = 2

SSN = 52

New sunspots are emerging at the circled locations. Sunspot AR3068 has a ‘beta-gamma’ magnetic field that harbors energy for M-class solar flares. Credit: Kevin Parker of Mackay Queensland Australia

DATA OUTAGE ALERT: Images from NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) are temporarily unavailable as technicians rush to repair a broken fiber optic cable linking SDO’s White Sands ground station to Stanford University. Meanwhile, amateur astronomers are photographing the sun and seeing several new sunspots.


:Product: Geophysical Alert Message wwv.txt
:Issued: 2022 Aug 05 0605 UTC
# Prepared by the US Dept. of Commerce, NOAA, Space Weather Prediction Center
# Geophysical Alert Message
Solar-terrestrial indices for 04 August follow.
Solar flux 109 and estimated planetary A-index 6.
The estimated planetary K-index at 0600 UTC on 05 August was 2.

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

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

NOAA Alerts

Space Weather Message Code: ALTTP2
Serial Number: 1124
Issue Time: 2022 Aug 03 1809 UTC

ALERT: Type II Radio Emission
Begin Time: 2022 Aug 03 1705 UTC
Estimated Velocity: 163 km/s

NOAA Space Weather Scale descriptions can be found at

Description: Type II emissions occur in association with eruptions on the sun and typically indicate a coronal mass ejection is associated with a flare event