SUNSPOT MONITORING – MARCH 4, 2018

SUNSPOT MONITORING – MARCH 4, 2018

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Here are today’s solar images taken from Al Sadeem Observatory, March 4, 2018.

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

Relatively very low solar activity has persisted over the past 24 hours, as expected. The recently departed former AR2700 produced a weak B-class flare based on space weather records. No visible sunspot groups are visible at this moments. The latest sunspot number (based on visual count and Wolf number calculation) is 0. Few prominences at the southeastern limb, plages, and filaments were distinctively captured in H-alpha imagery.

With this stance, 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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