Sunspot Monitoring

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SUNSPOT MONITORING – MAY 29, 2017

Here are today’s solar images taken from Al Sadeem Observatory, May 29, 2017.

The sky was clear and transparency was fair, but seeing was terrible at the time these images were taken, due to moderate to strong northerly breeze.

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SUNSPOT MONITORING – MAy 28, 2017

Here are yesterday’s solar images taken from Al Sadeem Observatory, May 28, 2017.

The sky was mostly clear and transparency was fair, but seeing was terrible at the time these images were taken, due to moderate to strong northerly breeze.

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SUNSPOT MONITORING – MAY 27, 2017

Here are today’s solar images taken from Al Sadeem Observatory, May 27, 2017.

The sky was clear; seeing and transparency was good at the time these images were taken.

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SUNSPOT MONITORING – MAY 26, 2017

Here are yesterday’s solar images taken from Al Sadeem Observatory, May 26, 2017.

The sky was a bit hazy and seeing was poor due to moderate northwesterly windflow, but transparency was good at the time these images were taken.

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SUNSPOT MONITORING – MAY 25, 2017

Here’s today’s solar image taken from Al Sadeem Observatory, May 25, 2017.

The sky was mostly clear but seeing was poor due to moderate to strong northwesterly windflow, at the time this image was taken. Unfortunately, no H-alpha image was captured due to an avoidable reason.

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SUNSPOT MONITORING – MAY 24, 2017

Here are today’s solar images taken from Al Sadeem Observatory, May 24, 2017.

The sky was clear and seeing was excellent at the time these images were taken.

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SUNSPOT MONITORING – MAY 23, 2017

Here are today’s solar images taken from Al Sadeem Observatory, May 23, 2017.

The sky was clear and seeing was good at the time these images were taken.

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SUNSPOT MONITORING – MAY 22, 2017

Here are today’s solar images taken from Al Sadeem Observatory, May 22, 2017.

The sky was hazy and seeing was poor, due moderate to strong northerly breeze, at the time these images were taken.

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SUNSPOT MONITORING MAY 21, 2017

Here are today’s solar images taken from Al Sadeem Observatory, May 21, 2017.

The sky was clear and seeing was fair, due to light to moderate northwesterly breeze, at the time these images were taken.

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A QUIET SUN: 4 DAYS SPOTLESS – WHAT DOES IT MEAN?

The Sun has been spotless indicating a generally very low solar activity for 4 consecutive days already. It is currently transitioning towards the solar minimum, the period in the roughly 11-year solar cycle when less solar activity is expected. This was anticipated to be reached between 2019 and 2020. Basically, the relatively cool and dark areas on the Sun’s photosphere, known as sunspots, appear and vanish due to violent twisted magnetic field interactions with its surface plasma.

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