Routine Space Environment Product Issued Weekly
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FXXX06 KWNP 230656
:Product: 7-day Space Weather Highlights
:Issued: 2017 Jan 23 0615 UTC
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# 7-day Space Weather Highlights
Highlights of Solar and Geomagnetic Activity
16 - 22 January 2017
Solar activity was at low levels due to a C9/1f flare observed at
21/0726 UTC from Region 2628 (N12, L=173, class/area Dao/210 on 22
January). Region 2628 was responsible for additional C-class flaring
on 21 January. The rest of the period was at very low levels. No
Earth-directed coronal mass ejections were observed.
No proton events were observed at geosynchronous orbit.
The greater than 2 MeV electron flux at geosynchronous orbit was at
normal to moderate levels with high levels observed on 16-17, and
20-22 January. The largest flux value of the period was 3,090 pfu
observed at 16/1935 UTC.
Geomagnetic field activity ranged from quiet to active levels over
the period. Solar wind parameters were indicative of background
conditions to start the period. Early on 18 January, wind speed
began to increase as a positive polarity coronal hole high speed
stream (CH HSS) became geoeffective. Wind speed reached a maximum
value of 651 km/s at 19/0320 UTC and total field peaked at 17 nT at
18/0605 UTC before gradually decreasing throughout the remainder of
the period. The geomagnetic field was at quiet levels on 16-17
January, quiet to active levels on 18-19 & 21 January, and quiet
to unsettled levels on 20 & 22 January.