SUNSPOT MONITORING – JULY 17, 2017

Here are today’s solar images taken from Al Sadeem Observatory, July 17, 2017.

The sky was partly hazy and experienced intermittent light to moderate winds, making the seeing and transparency fair at the time these images were taken.

Active regions, AR2665 and AR2666 have decayed its trailing spots while rotating towards the Sun’s western limb; indicating a further decrease in solar activity. Several small B-class and C-class solar flares associated with AR2665 were recorded over the past 24 hours which are non-Earth directed and have insignificant effect to Earth. The latest sunspot number (based on visual count and Wolf number calculation) is 22.

With this stance, space weather agencies forecast a relatively low solar activity with chances of minor flaring activity. Close monitoring is being conducted by numerous space weather agencies for any significant development.

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