SUNSPOT MONITORING – AUGUST 6, 2018

SUNSPOT MONITORING – AUGUST 6, 2018

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Here are today’s solar images taken from Al Sadeem Observatory, August 6, 2018.

The sky was clear with light air turbulence making the seeing and transparency good at the time these images were taken.

Relatively quite solar activity has prevailed over the past 24 hours with the absence of any visible sunspots and significant flaring activity. The latest sunspot number (based on visual count and Wolf number calculation) is 0.  Nothing much happening with the Sun lately except for some well-defined plages and two fairly large filaments at the disk, as well as few eruptive prominences at the northwestern and southwestern limb, were distinctively captured in H-alpha imagery.

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)

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