SUNSPOT MONITORING – AUGUST 15, 2017

SUNSPOT MONITORING – AUGUST 15, 2017

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Here are today’s solar images taken from Al Sadeem Observatory, August 15, 2017.

The sky was completely hazy and experienced intermittent light to moderate winds, making the seeing and transparency poor at the time these images were taken.

The new sunspot group detected at the Sun’s eastern limb has been designated as AR2671 by NOAA-SWPC. As it rotated further towards our view, this AR has been developing more spots and produced some C-class solar flares over the past 24 hours. The latest sunspot number (based on visual count and Wolf number calculation) is 21.

With this stance, 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 AR2671 in the next couple of days. Close monitoring is being conducted by numerous space weather agencies for any significant development.

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