SUNSPOT MONITORING – OCTOBER 8, 2017

SUNSPOT MONITORING – OCTOBER 8, 2017

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Here are today’s solar images taken from Al Sadeem Observatory, October 8, 2017.

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

The Sun is currently spotless with very minimal solar activity recorded. AR2673 is now situated just behind the Sun’s western limb, away from Earth-view; produced few weak B-class solar flares. A huge distinct hedgerow prominence was also seen below the sunspot group in H-alpha imagery.

The latest sunspot number (based on visual count and Wolf number calculation) is 10.

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