SUNSPOT MONITORING – SEPTEMBER 23, 2018

SUNSPOT MONITORING – SEPTEMBER 23, 2018

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Here are today’s solar images taken from Al Sadeem Observatory, September 23, 2018.

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

The Sun has been spotless and inactive with no significant flaring activity recorded for 10 consecutive days. The latest sunspot number (based on visual count and Wolf number calculation) is 0.  Several huge eruptive prominences at the northern limbs, few plages, and some tiny filaments across the Sun’s disk were 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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