SUNSPOT MONITORING – AUGUST 23, 2017

SUNSPOT MONITORING – AUGUST 23, 2017

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Here are today’s solar images taken from Al Sadeem Observatory, August 23, 2017.

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

As expected, further B-class and C-class solar flare activity were observed from the two visible active regions AR2671 and AR2672. Based on recent assessments from space weather agencies, AR2671 current possesses bipolar (beta-gamma) magnetic configuration which could generate more flaring activity while AR2672 has slightly stabilized and became less complex in magnetic structure, but it could still produce some weaker flares. The latest sunspot number (based on visual count and Wolf number calculation) is 49.

With this stance, B-class to C-class (with possible M-class) intensity solar flaring activity shall continue in the next few days. The extent of the frequency and intensity of Sun’s activity will highly depend on the magnetic flux fluctuations happening in the ARs in the coming days. Close monitoring is being conducted by numerous space weather agencies for any significant development.

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