Here are today’s solar images taken from Al Sadeem Observatory, May 7, 2018.
The sky was clear with intermittent light to moderate air turbulence making the seeing and transparency average at the time these images were taken.
A slight change in trailer sunspot orientation was observed in the lone visible sunspot group AR2708. It has been inactive that it did not produce any significant flaring activity over the past 24 hours despite possessing a bipolar (beta) spot magnetic configuration. The latest sunspot number (based on visual count and Wolf number calculation) is 13. Meanwhile, another distinct plage region at the eastern limb was spotted rotating into Earth-view. A huge eruptive hedgerow prominence, as well as plages associated with AR2708 and the undeveloped region, 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)