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SUNSPOT MONITORING – SEPTEMBER 15, 2017

Here are today’s solar images taken from Al Sadeem Observatory, September 15, 2017.

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

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SUNSPOT MONITORING – SEPTEMBER 14, 2017

Here are today’s solar images taken from Al Sadeem Observatory, September 14, 2017.

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

The Sun has been quiet in activity over the past 24 hours. Still having a relatively stable magnetic configuration, the lone visible sunspot group AR2680 produced few weak B-class solar flares which will not significantly affect Earth.

The latest sunspot number (based on visual count and Wolf number calculation) is 11.

With this stance, 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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SUNSPOT MONITORING – SEPTEMBER 13, 2017

Here are today’s solar images taken from Al Sadeem Observatory, September 13, 2017.

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

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A WEEK OF AN ENERGETIC SUN

Size Comparison of AR2673 to Earth (White-light Monochrome Solar Image taken last September 5, 2017 from Al Sadeem Observatory)

Last week was a very interesting week for solar observers and space weather enthusiasts.  In spite its relatively quiet state as it heads towards solar minimum, our parent star, the Sun unleashed its dynamic state. Several active sunspot groups and its associated flaring activity were observed from both ground and space-based observations. Here is an overview of the series of significant solar activity events for the past week. read more

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SUNSPOT MONITORING – SEPTEMBER 12, 2017

Here are today’s solar images taken from Al Sadeem Observatory, September 12, 2017.

The sky was mostly clear with less air turbulence, making the seeing and transparency good at the time these images were taken. read more

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SUNSPOT MONITORING – SEPTEMBER 11, 2017

Here are today’s solar images taken from Al Sadeem Observatory, September 11, 2017.

The sky was mostly clear with few clouds and less air turbulence, making the seeing and transparency average to good at the time these images were taken. read more

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SUNSPOT MONITORING – SEPTEMBER 10, 2017

Here are today’s solar images taken from Al Sadeem Observatory, September 10, 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. read more

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SUNSPOT MONITORING – SEPTEMBER 9, 2017

Here are today’s solar images taken from Al Sadeem Observatory, September 9, 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.

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SUNSPOT MONITORING – SEPTEMBER 8, 2017

Here are today’s solar images taken from Al Sadeem Observatory, September 8, 2017.

The sky was mostly clear with less air turbulence, making the seeing and transparency good at the time these images were taken. read more

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SUNSPOT MONITORING – SEPTEMBER 7, 2017

Here are today’s solar images taken from Al Sadeem Observatory, September 7, 2017.

The sky was mostly clear with less air turbulence, making the seeing and transparency good at the time these images were taken. read more