SUNSPOT MONITORING – FEBRUARY 5, 2018

SUNSPOT MONITORING – FEBRUARY 5, 2018

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Here are today’s solar images taken from Al Sadeem Observatory, February 5, 2018.

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

A new sunspot region spotted at the Sun’s eastern limb has further rotated into Earth-view and was designated as AR2699. Currently possessing stable single polarity spot (alpha) magnetic configuration, space weather agencies have reported that it emitted several B-class and C-class flares which are non-Earth directed over the past 24 hours. The latest sunspot number (based on visual observation and Wolf number calculation) is 13. Few tiny prominences at the limbs and filaments on the disk were distinctively captured in H-alpha imagery.

Space weather agencies* forecast solar activity to remain at very low to low levels with chances of B-class to C-class solar flares. 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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