SUNSPOT MONITORING – SEPTEMBER 20, 2018

SUNSPOT MONITORING – SEPTEMBER 20, 2018

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Here are today’s solar images taken from Al Sadeem Observatory, September 20, 2018.

The sky was mostly clear with some light winds making the seeing and transparency average at the time these images were taken.

The Sun still exhibits no visible sunspot groups and has been relatively inactive with no significant flaring activity recorded over the past 24 hours. The latest sunspot number (based on visual count and Wolf number calculation) is 0.  Other solar features observed were eruptive prominences at the limbs and small plages across the Sun’s disk as 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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