SUNSPOT MONITORING – SEPTEMBER 6, 2018

SUNSPOT MONITORING – SEPTEMBER 6, 2018

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Here are today’s solar images taken from Al Sadeem Observatory, September 6, 2018.

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

The Sun remains spotless and 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. Some huge eruptive prominences and a scattered plage region with a small filament at the central part of the Sun’s disk were 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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