SUNSPOT MONITORING – JULY 2, 2018

Here are today’s solar images taken from Al Sadeem Observatory, July 2, 2018.

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

The Sun remains spotless as solar activity remains at very low levels over the 24 hours. No significant flaring activity was recorded. The latest sunspot number (based on visual count and Wolf number calculation) is 0.  Few large prominences at the limbs, as well as a well-defined filament at the southern portion of the Sun’s disk 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. 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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