SUNSPOT MONITORING – APRIL 9, 2018

SUNSPOT MONITORING – APRIL 9, 2018

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No solar images were taken today, April 9, 2018, due to unfavorable weather condition (mostly cloudy) at the proposed time of observation.

The visible disk of the Sun remains spotless with no significant flaring activity recorded over the past 24 hours. The latest sunspot number (based on visual count and Wolf number calculation) is 0.  Few tiny prominences at the limbs, small filaments, and an area of developing pores in the southern hemisphere were 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 DAYSTARFILTER.COM RESPECTIVELY

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