SUNSPOT MONITORING – JUNE 12, 2019

SUNSPOT MONITORING – JUNE 12, 2019

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Here are today’s solar images taken from Al Sadeem Observatory, June 12, 2019.

The sky was clear with moderate winds which provided good transparency but average to poor seeing at the time these images were taken.

The Sun remains spotless and generally inactive over the past 24 hours. No significant flaring activity was recorded. The latest sunspot number (based on visual count and Wolf number calculation) is 0.  Not much going with the Sun lately except for few tiny quiescent prominences mostly at the western limb and the gradually disintegrating plage with a stable filament along the western section of the Sun’s disk as 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.

Equipment used are Skywatcher 120mm refractor telescope with Baader filter and unmodified Canon EOS 1D Mark IV DSLR camera for visible imagery and Lunt H-alpha solar telescope and ZWO120MM CMOS camera for H-alpha imagery, mounted on Skywatcher EQ6 Pro. Pre-processing of visible solar images was performed in PIPP, stacking in Autostakkert, slight wavelet adjustments in Registax 6 and post-processing in Adobe Photoshop CC.

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

Weather Data (5:45 PM – 6:00 PM, June 12, 2019):

Average Temperature: 40.9°C

Average Humidity: 28.5%

Average Wind Speed and Direction: 27.6 kph from N

Average Cloud Cover: 0%

Average Air Pressure: 986.2 hpa

Average Solar Radiation: 133.13 W/m^2

Average UV Radiation: 99 µW/m^2 (low)

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