SUNSPOT MONITORING – AUGUST 19, 2017

SUNSPOT MONITORING – AUGUST 19, 2017

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Here are today’s solar images taken from Al Sadeem Observatory, August 19, 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.

The lone sunspot group AR2671 has expanded in area to some extent and has developed more sunspots, signifying its regenerating flaring activity. Some minor C-class solar flares were recorded. The latest sunspot number (based on visual count and Wolf number calculation) is 42. There was a moderately strong C-class flare associated with an active region at the Sun’s back side; about to rotate towards Earth-view in the next few days.

Space weather agencies predict further flaring activity (B-class to C-class with slight chance for M-class intensity) from AR2671 in the coming few days. 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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