SUNSPOT MONITORING – MARCH 8, 2018

SUNSPOT MONITORING – MARCH 8, 2018

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Here are today’s solar images taken from Al Sadeem Observatory, March 8, 2018.

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

The Sun remains spotless with no significant flaring activity recorded 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.  Few tiny prominences at the northwestern limb and a huge plage region with filament were 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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