SUNSPOT MONITORING – JULY 9, 2018

Here are today’s solar images taken from Al Sadeem Observatory, July 9, 2018.

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

As it further rotated into Earth-view, the unnumbered active region at the eastern limb appears as a region of faculae (white patches in visible imagery), with no visible sunspots. Based on space weather agency reports, it produced The latest sunspot number (based on visual count and Wolf number calculation) is 0. Some impressive eruptive prominences at the limbs, as well as the associated faculae of the unnumbered active region, were distinctively captured in H-alpha imagery.

Space weather agencies* forecast solar activity to remain at low levels with chances of B-class to possibly isolated C-class flares, mainly from the unnumbered active region. 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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