Here are today’s solar images taken from Al Sadeem Observatory, July 13, 2018.
The sky was clear with light air turbulence making the seeing and transparency good at the time these images were taken.
The undesignated recurrent active region (SIDC Catania sunspot group 89), barely seen in white-light imagery, still exhibits inactivity with nos significant flaring activity over the past 24 hours. The latest sunspot number (based on visual count and Wolf number calculation) is 0. Few eruptive prominences at the limbs, as well the associated plage of the Catania sunspot group 89 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. 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)