SUNSPOT MONITORING – SEPTEMBER 1, 2017

SUNSPOT MONITORING – SEPTEMBER 1, 2017

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Here are today’s solar images taken from Al Sadeem Observatory, September 1, 2017.

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

Four active regions were observed in the Sun’s today. AR2672 has reached the Sun’s western limb as it is rotating away from Earth-view. AR2672 and AR2674 produced some minor B-class solar flares. A new sunspot group situated few degrees south of the Sun’s equator was designated as AR2675. The other two active regions did not generate any flaring activity and remained magnetically stable. The latest sunspot number (based on visual count and Wolf number calculation) is 55.

Space weather agencies* forecast persisting generally low solar activity in the next few days with chances of B-class to C-class solar flares. 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.

*courtesy of Solar Influence Data Center (SIDC), NOAA-Space Weather Prediction Center (NOAA-SWPC)

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