SUNSPOT MONITORING – AUGUST 30, 2017

SUNSPOT MONITORING – AUGUST 30, 2017

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Here are today’s solar images taken from Al Sadeem Observatory, August 30, 2017.

The sky was mostly cloudy with less air turbulence, making the seeing and transparency poor at the time these images were taken.

Three active regions are currently visible on the Sun. Based on recent space weather reports*, AR2672 and AR2673 exhibits magnetic stability and did not produce any flaring activity. On the other hand, a new designated active region AR2674 has further rotated into Earth-view and generated some minor B-class and C-class flares. This AR is much bigger in structure and could spawn more flaring activity in the coming few days. The latest sunspot number (based on visual count and Wolf number calculation) is 39.

Space weather agencies* forecast persisting generally low solar activity in the next few days with chances of B-class to C-class solar flares. 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.

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

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