Here are today’s solar images taken from Al Sadeem Observatory, August 29, 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.
AR2672 continues to exhibit magnetic stability and seen decay on its trailer spots. Meanwhile, the new active region spotted in the southeastern limb has been designated as AR2673. Also, another new active region was seen rotating towards Earth-view at the eastern limb which seemed to be bigger in structure and more vigorous in activity. Based on recent solar activity reports*, ARs have produced some minor B-class to low-level C-class solar flares over the past 24 hours. The latest sunspot number (based on visual count and Wolf number calculation) is 25.
Space weather agencies* forecast persisting generally low solar activity in the next few days with chances of B-class to C-class solar flares. 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.
*Reports courtesy of Solar Influence Data Center (SIDC), NOAA-Space Weather Prediction Center (NOAA-SWPC)