Here are today’s solar images taken from Al Sadeem Observatory, January 11, 2018.
The sky was clear with intermittent light to moderate winds making the seeing and transparency average at the time these images were taken.Solar activity remains at very low levels over the past 24 hours. Continuous decay in the structure was observed in both AR2694 (almost invisible) and the area of pores (encircled) spotted in the Sun’s disk. No significant solar flare activity was recorded indicating the Sun’s relatively inactive state. The latest sunspot number (based on visual count and Wolf number calculation) is 13. A small loop prominence was 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. 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)