SUNSPOT MONITORING – OCTOBER 6, 2018

SUNSPOT MONITORING – OCTOBER 6, 2018

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Here are today’s solar images taken from Al Sadeem Observatory, October 6, 2018.

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

After the recent decay and departure of AR2723, the Sun is currently spotless and relatively inactive with no significant flaring activity recorded. The latest sunspot number (based on visual count and Wolf number calculation) is 0.  Other solar features observed are few small prominences, including a hook-shaped prominence at the southwestern limb, some filaments at the southernmost hemisphere and plages along scattered areas of the Sun’s disk as distinctively captured 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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