SUNSPOT MONITORING – SEPTEMBER 2, 2017

SUNSPOT MONITORING – SEPTEMBER 2, 2017

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Here are yesterday’s solar images taken from Al Sadeem Observatory, September 2, 2017.

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

With the recent departure of AR2672 to the Sun’s far side, three active regions are currently present in the Sun. AR2673 and AR2675 were remained inactive and magnetically stable while AR2674 has been growing in structure; produced multiple C-class flares over the past 24 hours. The latest sunspot number (based on visual count and Wolf number calculation) is 57.

Space weather agencies* forecast persisting generally low solar activity in the next few days with chances of B-class to C-class (possibly up to M-class category most likely from AR2674) 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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