SUNSPOT MONITORING – JULY 17, 2018

Here are today’s solar images taken from Al Sadeem Observatory, July 17, 2018.

The sky was clear but experienced some moderate air turbulence making the transparency good but average seeing at the time these images were taken. The Sun was quiet with no significant flaring activity recorded over the past 24 hours.  The latest sunspot number (based on visual count and Wolf number calculation) is 0.  The associated plage of the former SIDC Catania active region 89, as well as few eruptive prominences at the limbs, 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. 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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