SUNSPOT MONITORING – FEBRUARY 23, 2018

SUNSPOT MONITORING – FEBRUARY 23, 2018

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Here are today’s solar images taken from Al Sadeem Observatory, February 23, 2018.

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

The Sun has been quiet and spotless for the sixth day in a row. The latest sunspot number (based on visual count and Wolf number calculation) is 0.  Not much happening with the Sun lately except for some few eruptive prominences at the opposite limbs (northeastern and southwestern) as distinctively captured in H-alpha imagery.

With this stance, 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 in the next few 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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