Joint USAF/NOAA Report of Solar and Geophysical Activity 7 Sep 2012 IA. Analysis of Solar Active Regions and Activity from 05/2100Z to 06/2100Z: Solar activity was moderate. Region 1560 (N04W73 - Eai/beta-gamma) produced an impulsive M1 x-ray flare at 06/0413Z as well as occasional low-level C-class flares. No obvious changes were noted in Region 1560, but limb proximity hampered analysis. Region 1564 (S14W13 - Esi/beta) also produced occasional low-level C-class flares. It showed minor spot and penumbral growth in its interior portion. Region 1562 (S22W48 - Dso/beta) showed gradual spot and penumbral growth during the period. No new regions were numbered. No Earth-directed CME activity occurred during the period. IB. Solar Activity Forecast: Solar activity is expected to be low through the period (07 - 09 September) with a chance for an isolated M-class flare on day 1. There will be a slight chance for an isolated M-class flare during days 2 - 3. IIA. Geophysical Activity Summary 05/2100Z to 06/2100Z: Geomagnetic field activity ranged from quiet to active levels. Active levels occurred during 06/0000 - 0300Z due to periods of southward IMF Bz and enhanced IMF Bt associated with a solar sector boundary change. Field activity decreased to mostly quiet levels after 06/0300Z. IIB. Geophysical Activity Forecast: Geomagnetic field activity is expected to be at quiet levels through the period (07 - 09 September) with a chance for unsettled levels.