SUNSPOT MONITORING – APRIL 3, 2018

Here are today’s solar images taken from Al Sadeem Observatory, April 3, 2018.

The sky was slightly hazy with intermittent light to moderate breeze carrying some dust making the seeing and transparency poor at the time these images were taken.

AR2703 has recently decayed into a plage. Therefore, no sunspot groups currently exist in the Sun’s visible disk without any significant flaring activity recorded at this moment. The latest sunspot number (based on visual count and Wolf number calculation) is 0.  The former active region and some few eruptive prominences at the limbs were distinctively captured in H-alpha imagery.

Space weather agencies* forecast solar activity to remain at very low levels with chances of X-ray fluxes ranging not exceeding 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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