Here are today’s solar images taken from Al Sadeem Observatory, April 25, 2018.
The sky was partly cloudy with intermittent light to moderate breeze making the seeing and transparency average to poor at the time these images were taken.
Solar activity remains at very low levels over the past 24 hours. The lone visible sunspot group AR2706 exhibited little change in structure (with its trailer spots spreading outward and seems to slightly decay) and produced a single weak B-class flare which will not significantly affect Earth. The latest sunspot number (based on visual count and Wolf number calculation) is 17. Several eruptive prominences at the limbs, as well as plages within AR2706, were distinctively captured in H-alpha imagery.
Space weather agencies* forecast solar activity to remain relatively low with chances of continuity of isolated B-class (possibly up to C-class) solar flaring activity mainly from AR2706. 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)