SUNSPOT MONITORING – SEPTEMBER 25, 2017

SUNSPOT MONITORING – SEPTEMBER 25, 2017

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Here are today’s solar images taken from Al Sadeem Observatory, September 25, 2017.

The sky was clear but experienced intermittent light to moderate winds, making the seeing and transparency poor at the time these images were taken.

Over the past 24 hours, solar activity is at low to very low levels. Few B-class solar flares from AR2681 were recorded; seen some formation on its follower spots. On the other hand, no flaring activity was observed from AR2682. Both active regions possess relatively stable magnetic configuration.

Meanwhile, a new large sunspot group was spotted at the Sun’s eastern limb rotating into Earth-view. Once it becomes clearly visible, it will be designated as AR2683 in the next couple of hours and will be closely monitored on its status.

The latest sunspot number (based on visual count and Wolf number calculation) is 36.

Space weather agencies* forecast very low solar activity to continue with minimum solar flare activity, ranging up to C-class intensity. 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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