SUNSPOT MONITORING – NOVEMBER 29, 2017

SUNSPOT MONITORING – NOVEMBER 29, 2017

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Here are today’s solar images taken from Al Sadeem Observatory, November 29, 2017.

The sky was mostly clear but experienced some intermittent light to moderate winds making the seeing and transparency average at the time these images were taken.

Solar activity remains at very low levels over the past 24 hours. Continuous gradual structure decay was observed in the lone visible small sunspot group AR2689 as it has been inactive without any significant flaring activity recorded. The latest sunspot number (based on visual count and Wolf number calculation) is 13. Several eruptive prominences and the huge dark filament approaching the Sun’s western limb were clearly seen in H-alpha imageries.

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 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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