SUNSPOT MONITORING – AUGUST 14, 2017

SUNSPOT MONITORING – AUGUST 14, 2017

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Here are today’s solar images taken from Al Sadeem Observatory, August 14, 2017.

The sky was clear but experienced intermittent light to moderate winds, making the seeing and transparency average at the time these images were taken.

With AR2670 just recently rotated out of Earth-view, a new sunspot group (to be designated by NOAA-SWPC as AR2671) was spotted turning over at the Sun’s eastern limb with some C-class flare activity recorded over the past 24 hours. The latest sunspot number (based on visual count and Wolf number calculation) is 11.

Space weather agencies expect generally low solar activity with slim chance of any serious solar flare or CME activity depending on the status of magnetic flux of the new AR in the next couple of days. Close monitoring is being conducted by numerous space weather agencies for any significant development.

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