SUNSPOT MONITORING – AUGUST 13, 2018

SUNSPOT MONITORING – AUGUST 13, 2018

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Here are today’s solar images taken from Al Sadeem Observatory, August 13, 2018.

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

Very quiet solar activity conditions still persist as depicted from the absence of any visible sunspot regions and significant flaring activity over the past 24 hours. The latest sunspot number (based on visual count and Wolf number calculation) is 0.  Some plage regions can be seen showing up at the eastern limb, tiny filaments across the disk, and few eruptive prominences at the limbs were observed 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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