SUNSPOT MONITORING – FEBRUARY 27, 2018

SUNSPOT MONITORING – FEBRUARY 27, 2018

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Here are today’s solar images taken from Al Sadeem Observatory, February 27, 2018.

The sky was mostly covered with thin high clouds with light to moderate air turbulence making the seeing and transparency poor at the time these images were taken.

The previously spotted group of pores developing in the Sun’s northern hemisphere has been recently designated as AR2700.  It gradually developed in structure, obtaining a simple bipolar (beta) magnetic configuration, and produced few weak B-class flares over the past 24 hours based on space weather records. The latest sunspot number (based on visual count and Wolf number calculation) is 13.  Few tiny prominences, especially at the eastern limb, were distinctively captured in H-alpha imagery.

Space weather agencies* forecast solar activity to remain at very low levels with chances of occasional weak solar flares ranging from B-class up to possibly C-class intensity. 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.

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

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