SUNSPOT MONITORING – SEPTEMBER 14, 2018

SUNSPOT MONITORING – SEPTEMBER 14, 2018

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Here are today’s solar images taken from Al Sadeem Observatory, September 14, 2018.

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

Generally very low solar activity has persisted over the past 24 hours. The Sun is currently spotless after the decay of AR2722. No significant flaring activity was recorded. The latest sunspot number (based on visual count and Wolf number calculation) is 0.  A huge eruptive hedgerow prominence, as well as a pillar-shaped one at the opposite regions of the Sun’s chromosphere was distinctively captured in H-alpha imagery. Few scattered plages, including the associated plage of former AR2722 and some large eruptive prominences at the northwestern and southwestern limbs were 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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