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December 2018

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SUNSPOT MONITORING – DECEMBER 31, 2018

Here are today’s solar images taken from Al Sadeem Observatory, December 31, 2018.

The sky was clear with light air turbulence making the seeing and transparency good at the time these images were taken. read more

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SUNSPOT MONITORING – DECEMBER 30, 2018

Here are today’s solar images taken from Al Sadeem Observatory, December 30, 2018.

The sky was partly covered with high thin cirrus clouds with light to moderate winds  making the seeing and transparency average to poor at the time these images were taken. read more

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SUNSPOT MONITORING – DECEMBER 29, 2018

Here are today’s solar images taken from Al Sadeem Observatory, December 29, 2018.

The sky was clear with light air turbulence making the seeing and transparency good at the time these images were taken. read more

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SUNSPOT MONITORING – DECEMBER 28, 2018

Here are today’s solar images taken from Al Sadeem Observatory, December 28, 2018.

The sky was partly to mostly covered with high cirrus clouds and light to moderate winds making the seeing and transparency average to poor at the time these images were taken. read more

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SUNSPOT MONITORING – DECEMBER 27, 2018

Here are today’s solar images taken from Al Sadeem Observatory, December 27, 2018.

The sky was mostly clear with few passing thin cirrus clouds and light to moderate air turbulence making the seeing and transparency average at the time these images were taken. read more

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SUNSPOT MONITORING – DECEMBER 26, 2018

Here are today’s solar images taken from Al Sadeem Observatory, December 26, 2018.

The sky was mostly clear with light air turbulence making the seeing and transparency good at the time these images were taken. read more

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SUNSPOT MONITORING – DECEMBER 24, 2018

Here are today’s solar images taken from Al Sadeem Observatory, December 24, 2018.

The sky was mostly clear with intermittent light to moderate breeze making the seeing and transparency average at the time these images were taken. read more

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SUNSPOT MONITORING – DECEMBER 23, 2018

Here are today’s solar images taken from Al Sadeem Observatory, December 23  2018.

The sky was partly cloudy with intermittent light to moderate winds making the seeing and transparency good at the time these images were taken. read more

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SUNSPOT MONITORING – DECEMBER 22, 2018

The sky was partly to mostly cloudy with intermittent moderate to fresh breeze making the seeing and transparency average to poor at the time these images were taken.

Here is the recent white-light solar imagery taken from Al Sadeem Observatory, December 22, 2018.

The Sun remains spotless as generally very low solar activity has persisted over the past 24 hours. No significant flaring activity recorded. The latest sunspot number (based on visual count and Wolf number calculation) is 0.

Space weather agencies* forecast solar activity to remain at very low levels with chances of weak X-ray fluxes or flares ranging up to B-class intensity. Close monitoring is being conducted by numerous space weather agencies for any significant development.

Equipment used are Skywatcher 120mm refractor telescope with Baader filter and unmodified Canon EOS 1D Mark IV DSLR camera for visible imagery, mounted on Skywatcher EQ6 Pro. Pre-processing of visible solar images was performed in PIPP, stacking in Autostakkert, slight wavelet adjustments in Registax 6 and post-processing in Adobe Photoshop CC.

*Technical reports courtesy of Solar Influence Data Center (SIDC), NOAA-Space Weather Prediction Center (NOAA-SWPC)
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SUNSPOT MONITORING – DECEMBER 21, 2018

Here are today’s solar images taken from Al Sadeem Observatory, December 21, 2018.

The sky was slightly covered with thin cirrus clouds with intermittent light to moderate winds making the seeing and transparency average at the time these images were taken. read more