SUNSPOT MONITORING – SEPTEMBER 15, 2018

SUNSPOT MONITORING – SEPTEMBER 15, 2018

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Here are today’s solar images taken from Al Sadeem Observatory, September 15, 2018.

The sky was mostly clear but with light to moderate air turbulence making the seeing and transparency average at the time these images were taken.

No active sunspot regions currently exist on the Sun’s visible disk as solar activity remains generally quiet without any significant flaring activity recorded. The latest sunspot number (based on visual count and Wolf number calculation) is 0.  Few eruptive prominences at the limbs, a small filament at the Sun’s northern hemisphere and plages across the Sun’s disk 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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