Here are today’s solar images taken from Al Sadeem Observatory, August 8, 2018.

Partly to mostly cloudy skies with light breeze, making the seeing and transparency good at the time these images were taken.

No active sunspot regions currently exist on the Sun’s visible disk as solar activity remains at very low levels over the past 24 hours. No significant flaring activity was recorded. The latest sunspot number (based on visual count and Wolf number calculation) is 0.  Few plages, filaments, and a pillar-shaped prominence at the northeastern limb were distinctively captured in H-alpha imagery.

Space weather agencies* forecast solar activity to remain at very low levels with chances of weak X-ray fluxes or flares ranging up to 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)