SUNSPOT MONITORING – NOVEMBER 14, 2017

SUNSPOT MONITORING – NOVEMBER 14, 2017

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Here are today’s solar images taken from Al Sadeem Observatory, November 14, 2017.

The sky was mostly clear with slight air turbulence making the seeing and transparency average at the time these images were taken.

A new sunspot group designated AR2687 was seen rotating into Earth-view from the Sun’s eastern limb. It appears that this sunspot group is currently inactive and it shall not produce any significant flaring activity based on its possessing relatively stable magnetic configuration. The latest sunspot number (based on visual count and Wolf number calculation) is 12. Several tiny prominences on the limbs and filaments were 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 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)

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