SUNSPOT MONITORING – AUGUST 12, 2018

SUNSPOT MONITORING – AUGUST 12, 2018

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Here are today’s solar images taken from Al Sadeem Observatory, August 12, 2018.

The sky was clear with light air turbulence making the seeing and transparency good at the time these images were taken.

The Sun has remained spotless as very solar activity persisted over the past 24 hours. No significant flaring activity was recorded. The latest sunspot number (based on visual count and Wolf number calculation) is 0.  Few eruptive prominences at the opposite limbs and a fairly large plage with a filament were still clearly 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)

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