SUNSPOT MONITORING – OCTOBER 2, 2017

SUNSPOT MONITORING – OCTOBER 2, 2017

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Here are today’s solar images taken from Al Sadeem Observatory, October 2, 2017.

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

The Sun has been quiet in activity with over the past 24 hours. The small sunspot group AR2681 is now situated at the Sun’s western limb; has recently rotated away from Earth-view. A tiny sunspot was seen developing over AR2683 while a large filament at AR2682. All ARs exhibit relatively stable magnetic configuration which signifies little to no threat of any major flaring activity.

The latest sunspot number (based on visual count and Wolf number calculation) is 34.

Space weather agencies* forecast low to very low solar activity to continue with minimum solar flare activity, ranging up to 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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