SUNSPOT MONITORING – APRIL 10, 2018

SUNSPOT MONITORING – APRIL 10, 2018

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Here are today’s solar images taken from Al Sadeem Observatory, April 10, 2018.

The sky was clear but experienced intermittent light to moderate breeze making the seeing and transparency average at the time these images were taken.

Solar activity remains at very low levels over the past 24 hours. No designated active sunspot regions currently exist on the Sun’s visible disk. A small area of pores spotted in the Sun’s southern hemisphere (encircled) struggles in developing into a potential active region and seems to gradually decay in structure. The latest sunspot number (based on visual count and Wolf number calculation) is 1.  Some tiny and large eruptive prominence were distinctively captured in H-alpha imagery.

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.

*Technical reports courtesy of Solar Influence Data Center (SIDC), NOAA-Space Weather Prediction Center (NOAA-SWPC)

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