SUNSPOT MONITORING – JULY 14, 2018

Here are today’s solar images taken from Al Sadeem Observatory, July 14, 2018.

The sky was clear with light air turbulence making the seeing and transparency good at the time these images were taken.

Solar activity is at low levels over the past 24 hours. The undesignated active region SIDC Catania group 89 (barely seen in white-light imagery) remains at its inactive state with no significant flaring activity recorded. The latest sunspot number (based on visual count and Wolf number calculation) is 0.  Its associated plages, as well few eruptive prominences were distinctively captured in H-alpha imagery.

Space weather agencies* forecast solar activity to remain at very low levels with chances of isolated B-class to C-class intensity solar flares, mainly from Catania group 89. 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)

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