SUNSPOT MONITORING – AUGUST 28, 2017

SUNSPOT MONITORING – AUGUST 28, 2017

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Here are today’s solar images taken from Al Sadeem Observatory, August 28, 2017.

The sky was clear but experienced intermittent light to moderate winds, making the seeing and transparency poor at the time these images were taken.

Solar activity remains very low over the past 24 hours.  Sunspot count was obtained due to the departure of AR2671 at the Sun’s western limb; produced an abrupt C6.3-class flare, and further decay in the trailer spots of AR2672 (emitted some B-class flares). Meanwhile, a new AR was spotted at the Sun’s southeastern limb (currently seen as a tiny spot) which is about to rotate into Earth-view. The latest sunspot number (based on visual count and Wolf number calculation) is 16.

Generally low activity is likely to 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 visible ARs in the coming days. Close monitoring is being conducted by numerous space weather agencies for any significant development.

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