SUNSPOT MONITORING – MAY 31, 2018

SUNSPOT MONITORING – MAY 31, 2018

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Here are today’s solar images taken from Al Sadeem Observatory, May 31, 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 AR2712 has decayed slightly and shrunk on its coverage area. It only produced weak B-class flares over the past 24 hours. latest sunspot number (based on visual count and Wolf number calculation) is 19. Nothing significant was observed except the associated plage of AR2712 and few prominences at the limbs, including the one at the southeastern limb in which its plasma loop was found to have subsided.

Space weather agencies* forecast the continuity of relatively low solar activity with slight chance of any major flaring activity ranging only from B-class to isolated C-class intensity, mainly from Ar2712, 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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