Here are today’s solar images taken from Al Sadeem Observatory, July 18, 2018.

The sky was clear but experienced intermittent light to moderate winds making the transparency good but poor seeing at the time these images were taken.

The Sun is still at its quiet state with no visible sunspot groups currently exist and 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 group 89 which is approaching the western limb and few small receding prominences 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)