SUNSPOT MONITORING – AUGUST 29, 2018

SUNSPOT MONITORING – AUGUST 29, 2018

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Here are today’s solar images taken from Al Sadeem Observatory, August 29, 2018.

The sky was partly to mostly cloudy (especially at the west) with moderate breeze making the seeing and transparency poor at the time these images were taken.

Further sunspot structure decay was observed in AR2720 as it departs from Earth-view towards the western limb. The latest sunspot number (based on visual count and Wolf number calculation) is 10. No other distinct features were seen in both visible and H-alpha spectra due to passing cirrus-stratus clouds obscuring the view.

Space weather agencies* forecast solar activity to remain at very low levels with chances of weak X-ray fluxes or flares ranging up to B-class intensity. 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.

*Technical reports courtesy of Solar Influence Data Center (SIDC), NOAA-Space Weather Prediction Center (NOAA-SWPC)

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