Here are today’s solar images taken from Al Sadeem Observatory, May 22, 2018.
The sky was clear but experienced intermittent light to moderate breeze making the seeing and transparency average at the time these images were taken.
Solar activity remains at very low levels over the past 24 hours. A new sunspot group designated as AR2710 produced a weak B-class flare, based on space weather agency records. The latest sunspot number (based on visual count and Wolf number calculation) is 12. Few tiny prominences at the limbs and a filament at the central region of the Sun’s disk 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. The extent of the frequency and intensity of the Sun’s activity will highly depend on the magnetic flux fluctuations happening in the visible ARs in the coming days. 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)