SUNSPOT MONITORING – FEBRUARY 18, 2018

SUNSPOT MONITORING – FEBRUARY 18, 2018

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Here are today’s solar images taken from Al Sadeem Observatory, February 18, 2018.

The sky was clear with intermittent light to moderate winds making the seeing and transparency average at the time these images were taken.

As expected, very low solar activity has persisted over the past 24 hours. No active sunspot regions currently exist on the Sun’s visible disk. No significant flaring activity was recorded.The latest sunspot number (based on visual count and Wolf number calculation) is 0.  Several tiny prominences mostly at the southwestern limb and few at the northeastern 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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