SUNSPOT MONITORING – SEPTEMBER 10, 2018

SUNSPOT MONITORING – SEPTEMBER 10, 2018

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Here are today’s solar images taken from Al Sadeem Observatory, September 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 low solar activity has persisted over the past 24 hours. The lone visible sunspot group AR2721 has been decaying in structure with no significant flaring activity associated with it recorded. The latest sunspot number (based on visual count and Wolf number calculation) is 12.  Several prominences at the limbs, and the plage associated with AR2721 were distinctively captured in H-alpha imagery.

Space weather agencies* forecast solar activity to remain at very low levels with minimal chance of flaring activity (ranging up to B-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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