SUNSPOT MONITORING – SEPTEMBER 17, 2017

SUNSPOT MONITORING – SEPTEMBER 17, 2017

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Here are today’s solar images taken from Al Sadeem Observatory, September 17, 2017.

The sky was clear with less air turbulence, making the seeing and transparency goof at the time these images were taken.

The lone visible sunspot group AR2680 has not produced any significant solar activity over the past 24 hours. Space weather agencies expected this small AR to remain inactive (with minimal solar activity ranging up to not higher than B-class intensity) as it still exhibits stable magnetic configuration.

The latest sunspot number (based on visual count and Wolf number calculation) is 13.

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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