SUNSPOT MONITORING – NOVEMBER 26, 2017

SUNSPOT MONITORING – NOVEMBER 26, 2017

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Here are today’s solar images taken from Al Sadeem Observatory, November 26, 2017.

The sky was partly cloudy and experienced intermittent moderate winds making the seeing and transparency poor at the time these images were taken.

The newly designated sunspot group AR2689 was seen rapidly developing in structure, though no significant flaring activity associated with it was recorded over the past 24 hours, leaving the Sun to remain inactive. The latest sunspot number (based on visual count and Wolf number calculation) is 17. The large dark filament is still clearly seen in H-alpha imagery.

Space weather agencies* forecast solar activity to remain low with chances of weak X-ray fluxes or flares ranging up to B or C-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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