SUNSPOT MONITORING – MAY 29, 2018

SUNSPOT MONITORING – MAY 29, 2018

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Here are today’s solar images taken from Al Sadeem Observatory, May 29, 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.
The lone visible sunspot group grew more pores at its trailer section. It did produce an isolated C-class solar flare yesterday and became mostly inactive over the past 24 hours. The latest sunspot number (based on visual count and Wolf number calculation) is 19. A huge eruptive hedgerow prominence at the southeastern limb, as well as the associated plages of AR2712, were distinctively captured in H-alpha imagery.

With this stance, space weather agencies* forecast a slight increase in projected probability of further B-class to C-class solar flares mainly from AR2712 as solar activity remains at low levels. 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)

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