SUNSPOT MONITORING – NOVEMBER 1, 2017

SUNSPOT MONITORING – NOVEMBER 1, 2017

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Here are today’s solar images taken from Al Sadeem Observatory, November 1, 2017.

The sky was clear with less air turbulence, making the seeing and transparency good at the time these images were taken.

The Sun remains in its quiet state without any flaring activity recorded over the past 24 hours. The tiny sunspot group AR2686 has further disintegrated in structure; barely seen in visible light imagery and did was inactive. The latest sunspot number (based on visual count and Wolf number calculation) is 10.  Several prominences on the limbs and filaments were also well-defined on the Sun’s disk in H-alpha imagery.

Space weather agencies* forecast solar activity to remain at very low levels with chances of minor 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)

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