SUNSPOT MONITORING – AUGUST 24, 2017

SUNSPOT MONITORING – AUGUST 24, 2017

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Here are today’s solar images taken from Al Sadeem Observatory, August 24, 2017.

The sky was clear and experienced less air turbulence, making the seeing and transparency good at the time these images were taken.

The two visible active sunspot groups AR2671 and AR2672 both produced some C-class flares over the past 24 hours. Compared to yesterday, few sunspots have disintegrated and vanished from both sunspot groups due to magnetic stabilization. The latest sunspot number (based on visual count and Wolf number calculation) is 39.

Space weather agencies forecast further B-class to C-class (with slight chance for M-class) intensity solar flaring activity shall continue in the next few days. The extent of the frequency and intensity of the 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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