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SUNSPOT MONITORING – AUGUST 6, 2019

Here are today’s solar images taken from Al Sadeem Observatory, August 6, 2019.

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

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SUNSPOT MONITORING – AUGUST 5, 2019

Here is today’s white-light solar imagery taken from Al Sadeem Observatory, August 5, 2019.

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

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SUNSPOT MONITORING – AUGUST 3, 2019

Here are today’s solar images taken from Al Sadeem Observatory, August 3, 2019.

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

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SUNSPOT MONITORING – AUGUST 2, 2019

Here are today’s solar images taken from Al Sadeem Observatory, August 2, 2019.

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

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SUNSPOT MONITORING – AUGUST 1, 2019

Here are today’s solar images taken from Al Sadeem Observatory, August 1, 2019.

The sky was mostly cloudy (imaged through a brief sky window) with intermittent light to moderate winds which provided average to poor seeing and transparency at the time these images were taken. read more

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August to showcase Perseid meteor shower, “Black Moon” and more

One of the most-awaited meteor showers of the year is gracing the night sky this August—the Perseids.

This meteor shower is a crowd favorite because it offers its audience the brightest streaks of meteors or “shooting stars” in the sky.

Here in the Emirates, the Perseids’ peak will be on August 13, a Tuesday. This means this shower could bring an average of 50 meteors in the night sky per hour, under completely dark, moonless, and cloudless skies.

The meteor shower got its name from its “radiant,” or the point where the meteors seem to originate, which is the constellation of Perseus and this is albeit close by the famous Double Cluster. read more

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SUNSPOT MONITORING – JULY 31, 2019

Here are today’s solar images taken from Al Sadeem Observatory, July 31, 2019.

The sky was mostly cloudy with intermittent light to moderate winds which provided average seeing and poor transparency at the time these images were taken. read more

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SUNSPOT MONITORING – JULY 30, 2019

Here are today’s solar images taken from Al Sadeem Observatory, July 30, 2019.

The sky was mostly cloudy with which provided poor seeing and transparency at the time these images were taken. read more

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SUNSPOT MONITORING – JULY 29, 2019

Here is today’s white-light solar image taken from Al Sadeem Observatory, July 29, 2019.

The sky was mostly cloudy with moderate winds which provided poor seeing and transparency at the time these images were taken. read more

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SUNSPOT MONITORING – JULY 27, 2019

Here are today’s solar images taken from Al Sadeem Observatory, July 27, 2019.

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