SUNSPOT MONITORING – JULY 14, 2017

Here are today’s solar images taken from Al Sadeem Observatory, July 14, 2017.

The sky was mostly hazy and experienced intermittent moderate breeze, making the seeing and transparency fair to poor at the time these images were taken. 

In spite of its decaying stage, active region (AR)2665 produced numerous solar flare activities over the past 24 hours, including a strong M2.4-class flare, followed by its coupled coronal mass ejection (CME) that happened this morning at 2:09AM UTC which brought some brief shortwave radio blackouts in the Arctic and Pacific, based on reports. On the other hand, AR2666 remained dormant in activity.

The latest sunspot number (based on visual count and Wolf number calculation) is 45.

With this stance, space weather agencies increased the probability of further flaring activity (ranging from B-class to possible M-class) from these ARs in the next couple of hours or days. Close monitoring is being conducted by numerous space weather agencies for any significant development.

Some small filaments and prominences on the limbs were captured on its occurrence in the false color H-alpha image.

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