SUNSPOT MONITORING – MAY 14, 2018

SUNSPOT MONITORING – MAY 14, 2018

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No solar images were taken today, May 14, 2018, due to time constraints experienced by the observer.

Solar activity remains at very low levels over the past 24 hours. The lone visible sunspot group AR2709 has recently lost its sunspot structure but still distinct in H-alpha imagery. No significant flaring activity was recorded.  The latest sunspot number (based on visual count and Wolf number calculation) is 10. Few filaments and plages associated former active regions across the disk, as well as tiny prominences at the limbs, were seen 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)
*FALSE-COLOR VISIBLE AND FLASE COLORMONOCHROME H-ALPHA IMAGERY COURTESY OF SOLARHAM.COM AND DAYSTARFILTERS.COM RESPECTIVELY

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