Here are today’s solar images taken from Al Sadeem Observatory, December 7, 2017.
The sky was partly cloudy and experienced intermittent moderate winds making the seeing and transparency poor at the time these images were taken.
Generally, very low solar activity was observed. The recently designated small sunspot group AR2690 turned out to be decaying right after it emerged over the past 24 hours with a relatively stable magnetic configuration Only a single B-class solar flare was recorded from this active region. It shall remain in its current weak and inactive state throughout its course. The latest sunspot number (based on visual count and Wolf number calculation) is 13. Compared to yesterday, prominences spotted at the limbs have receded in structure.
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 or C-class intensity. 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)