SUNSPOT MONITORING – AUGUST 16, 2017

SUNSPOT MONITORING – AUGUST 16, 2017

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Here are today’s solar images taken from Al Sadeem Observatory, August 16, 2017.

The sky was partly hazy but experienced less air  turbulence, making the seeing and transparency average at the time these images were taken.

AR2671 has been developing more spots and magnetically unstable over the past 24 hours. Currently possessing a beta (bipolar) magnetic configuration, few non-Earth directed C-class flares associated with this AR were recorded. The latest sunspot number (based on visual count and Wolf number calculation) is 24.

With this stance, space weather agencies increased the potential solar flare activity (likely B-class to C-class; slight chance of M-class) depending on the magnetic flux intensity of AR2671 in the next few days. Close monitoring is being conducted by numerous space weather agencies for any significant development.

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