SUNSPOT MONITORING – AUGUST 11, 2018

SUNSPOT MONITORING – AUGUST 11, 2018

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Here are today’s solar images taken from Al Sadeem Observatory, August 11, 2018.

The sky was mostly clear but experienced 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 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.  Not much features are seen in visible imagery but H-alpha imagery reveals a fairly large plage and filament at the near-central region of the Sun’s disk, as well few eruptive prominences at the limbs.

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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