SUNSPOT MONITORING – AUGUST 18, 2017

SUNSPOT MONITORING – AUGUST 18, 2017

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Here are today’s solar images taken from Al Sadeem Observatory, August 18, 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.

Contrary to previous prediction, AR2671 has stabilized in magnetic configuration and only produced some B-class solar flares in the past 24 hours. The latest sunspot number (based on visual count and Wolf number calculation) is 32.

An eruptive prominence at the Sun’s northeastern limb was captured on its occurrence at the H-alpha false color image.

With this stance, space weather agencies slightly reduced the probability of strong solar flare (M-class) or CME activity in the next few days. However, further flaring activity of B-class to C-class intensity is still anticipated. Fluctuations in solar flare intensity will depend on AR2671’s possessing magnetic flux. Close monitoring is being conducted by numerous space weather agencies for any significant development.

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