Here are today’s solar images taken from Al Sadeem Observatory, July 10, 2018.
The sky was mostly clear (though there were some low clouds passed at the western portion of the sky), with moderate winds making the seeing and transparency poor at the time these images were taken.
Solar activity remains at low levels over the past 24 hours. Despite the absence of visible sunspots, the unnumbered region (appearing as a region of plage) at the eastern portion of the Sun’s disk was dormant of any activity at this moment but expected to eventually produce more in the next few days. The latest sunspot number (based on visual count and Wolf number calculation) is 0. Few eruptive prominences at the southern hemisphere, as well as the upper-mentioned plage, were distinctively captured in H-alpha imagery.
Space weather agencies* forecast solar activity to remain at low levels with chances of B-class to isolated C-class flares mainly from the recurrent active region. 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)