SUNSPOT MONITORING – OCTOBER 10, 2018

SUNSPOT MONITORING – OCTOBER 10, 2018

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Here are today’s solar images taken from Al Sadeem Observatory, October 10, 2018.

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

Generally very solar activity has prevailed over the past 24 hours. The visible side of the Sun’s disk still exhibits absence of any visible sunspot groups. The latest sunspot number (based on visual count and Wolf number calculation) is 0.  In spite of it, few huge eruptive prominences along the western and southwestern limb and some plages at the near-central portion of the Sun’s disk were present as seen 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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