SUNSPOT MONITORING – AUGUST 2, 2017

Here are today’s solar images taken from Al Sadeem Observatory, August 2, 2017.

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

Some minor B-class solar flares associated with AR2670 (formerly AR2665; redesignated) were recorded over the past 24 hours. With a better view of the sunspot group, it is relatively smaller than previous. Space weather agencies predicted potential further flaring activity (ranging from B-class to C-class; possibly up to M-class) depending on its magnetic flux intensity in the next few days.

On the other hand, AR2669 is about or may have rotated at the Sun’s western limb, out of Earth view at the time of image capture.

The latest sunspot number (based on visual count and Wolf number calculation) is 22.

Close monitoring is being conducted by numerous space weather agencies for any significant development.

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