SUNSPOT MONITORING – APRIL 12, 2018

SUNSPOT MONITORING – APRIL 12, 2018

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No solar images were taken today, April 12, 2018, due to unfavorable weather condition (overcast sky with intermittent moderate to fresh winds) at the proposed time of observation.

Solar activity remains at very low levels over the past 24 hours. No active sunspot regions currently exist on the Sun’s visible disk. The latest sunspot number (based on visual count and Wolf number calculation) is 0.  Nothing much happening with the Sun lately except for few plages (appear as white patches across the Sun’s disk) and tiny eruptive prominences at the limbs seen 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)
*FALSE-COLOR VISIBLE AND MONOCHROME H-ALPHA IMAGERY COURTESY OF SOLARHAM.COM AND NSO/GONG H ALPHA NETWORK MONITOR RESPECTIVELY

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