SUNSPOT MONITORING – MAY 26, 2017

SUNSPOT MONITORING – MAY 26, 2017

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Here are yesterday’s solar images taken from Al Sadeem Observatory, May 26, 2017.

The sky was a bit hazy and seeing was poor due to moderate northwesterly windflow, but transparency was good at the time these images were taken.

A slight increase in solar activity was observed. Only the sunspots associated with AR2659 is visible in the white light image which seemed to have more defined spots than yesterday. Other active regions (AR2656, AR2658, and AR 2660) can be noticed in the false color H-alpha image.

No serious threat for any strong solar flare or coronal mass ejection (CME) activity associated with these ARs is expected, based on the latest SOHO, SpaceWeather, SIDC, and Solar Monitor reports. The latest sunspot number (as per our visual count) is 21. Some plages can be seen on the limbs, especially the one about to come out from the northeastern limb (left portion of the white light image), as well as minor prominences. A close-up shot of AR2659 is also posted as additional feature.

We’ll keep monitoring for any significant development.

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