SUNSPOT MONITORING – JULY 21, 2018

Here are today’s solar images taken from Al Sadeem Observatory, July 21, 2018.

The sky was mostly clear with intermittent light breeze making the seeing and transparency average at the time these images were taken.

A single tiny pore was seen struggling to develop (encircled). But overall, solar activity remains at its relatively inactive 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.  Few eruptive prominences, as well as two fairly huge filaments and the associated plage of the developing sunspot, 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, most especially on the upper-mentioned developing sunspot region.

*Technical reports courtesy of Solar Influence Data Center (SIDC), NOAA-Space Weather Prediction Center (NOAA-SWPC)

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