SUNSPOT MONITORING – MARCH 13, 2018

SUNSPOT MONITORING – MARCH 13, 2018

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Here are today’s solar images taken from Al Sadeem Observatory, March 13, 2018.

The sky was clear but experienced intermittent moderate to strong air winds making the seeing and transparency average to poor at the time these images were taken.

The Sun remains spotless and relatively inactive over the past 24 hours. No active sunspot regions currently exist on the Sun’s visible disk. The latest sunspot number (based on visual count and Wolf number calculation) is 0.  Not much happening with the Sun lately except for some well-defined plages across the Sun’s visible disk and few tiny prominences at the southwestern limb 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.

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

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