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July 2020

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SUNSPOT MONITORING – JULY 31, 2020

Here are today’s solar images taken from Al Sadeem Observatory, July 31, 2020.

The sky was mostly clear with intermittent moderate breeze which provided good transparency but average seeing at the time these images were taken. read more

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AUGUST 2020 SKY EVENTS: Month ushers in the Perseids, more planets and nebulae as NEOWISE bids adieu

August begins with the curtain call of a bright comet’s remarkable display last July—the Comet C/2020 F3 NEOWISE.

The first few days of the month will be the last chance to see Comet NEOWISE, which will be at its highest in the sky. Catching it now may prove difficult, since the days will lead up to a full moon on August 3rd but there’s no harm in trying, right? It’s a historic visit, and we won’t be seeing this cosmic wonder in our neighborhood for 6,800 years!

With the comet’s goodbye, August may seem to start off anti-climactic, but it still has a few tricks up its sleeve. Remember, the eighth month of the year is famous for hosting one of the best meteor showers!

Read on and mark your calendars for August’s sky events! read more

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SUNSPOT MONITORING – JULY 30, 2020

Here are today’s solar images taken from Al Sadeem Observatory, July 30, 2020.

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

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SUNSPOT MONITORING – JULY 29, 2020

Here are today’s solar images taken from Al Sadeem Observatory, July 29, 2020.

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

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SUNSPOT MONITORING – JULY 28, 2020

Here are today’s solar images taken from Al Sadeem Observatory, July 28, 2020.

The sky was partly cloudy with intermittent light to moderate breeze (from a dissipating thunderstorm cloud) which provided average transparency and seeing at the time these images were taken. read more

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SUNSPOT MONITORING – JULY 27, 2020

Here are today’s solar images taken from Al Sadeem Observatory, July 27, 2020.

The sky was mostly cloudy with intermittent moderate breeze (from an approaching thunderstorm cloud) which provided average to poor transparency and seeing at the time these images were taken. read more

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SUNSPOT MONITORING – JULY 25, 2020

Here are today’s solar images taken from Al Sadeem Observatory, July 25, 2020.

The sky was generally clear but with calm breeze which provided good transparency and seeing at the time these images were taken. read more

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SUNSPOT MONITORING – JULY 24, 2020

Here are today’s solar images taken from Al Sadeem Observatory, July 24, 2020.

The sky was mostly clear but with intermittent moderate breeze (alongside strong upper-level turbulence) which provided good transparency but average to poor seeing at the time these images were taken. read more

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SUNSPOT MONITORING – JULY 23, 2020

No sunspot monitoring was issued over the past 2 days, 2020, due to unfavorable weather conditions (sandstorm).

Here is today’s white-light solar image taken from Al Sadeem Observatory, July 23, 2020. No H-alpha imagery was taken due to poor seeing brought by strong upper-level winds.

The sky was slightly hazy with light to moderate breeze which provided average to poor transparency and seeing at the time these images were taken. read more

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SUNSPOT MONITORING – JULY 20, 2020

Here is today’s white-light solar image taken from Al Sadeem Observatory, July 20, 2020.

The sky was mostly covered with light to mid-level clouds and intermittent moderate breeze which provided average to poor transparency and seeing at the time these images were taken. No H-alpha imagery was captured due to the obstruction of clouds. read more