SUNSPOT MONITORING – SEPTEMBER 9, 2018

SUNSPOT MONITORING – SEPTEMBER 9, 2018

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The sky mostly covered with high clouds with moderate air turbulence, making the seeing and transparency poor at the proposed time of observation.

Here is the visible solar imagery taken from Al Sadeem Observatory, September 9, 2018.

The lone visible sunspot group AR2712 was overall stable (bipolar/beta) in magnetic complexity and inactive; did not produce any significant flaring activity over the past 24 hours. The latest sunspot number (based on visual count and Wolf number calculation) is 14.

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, mainly from AR2721. 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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