SUNSPOT MONITORING – AUGUST 30, 2018

SUNSPOT MONITORING – AUGUST 30, 2018

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No solar images were taken today, August 30, 2018, due to unfavorable weather condition (mostly cloudy skies) at the proposed time of observation.

After the recent departure and decay of the two recent active regions AR2719 and AR2720, the Sun exhibits no sunspots as solar activity remains in very low levels with no significant flaring activity recorded over the past 24 hours. The latest sunspot number (based on visual count and Wolf number calculation) is 0.  H-alpha imagery reveals some small filaments at the Sun’s northern hemisphere and prominences at the eastern side.

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. 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)
*FALSE-COLOR VISIBLE AND H-ALPHA IMAGERY COURTESY OF SOLARHAM.COM AND DAYSTAR FILTERS RESPECTIVELY

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