SUNSPOT MONITORING – NOVEMBER 20, 2017

SUNSPOT MONITORING – NOVEMBER 20, 2017

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Here are today’s solar images taken from Al Sadeem Observatory, November 20, 2017.

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

Solar activity remains at very low levels with no significant flaring activity recorded over the past 24 hours. With the recent decay of small sunspot groups AR2687 and AR2688 into plages (white patches seen in H-alpha imagery), the Sun is currently spotless and inactive. The latest sunspot number (based on visual count and Wolf number calculation) is 0. The large eruptive prominence in the northwestern eastern region and a huge filament in the southeastern portion were still 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. 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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