SUNSPOT MONITORING – JUNE 18, 2017

Here are today’s solar images taken from Al Sadeem Observatory, June 18, 2017.

The sky was mostly clear, and experienced intermittent light breeze, making the seeing and transparency fair to good at the time these images were taken.

Two active regions, AR2662 and AR2663 remain present in the Sun’s photosphere. A slight decrease in the latest sunspot number was observed; currently at 27, based on visual count and Wolf number calculation.

A B2-class solar flare, associated with AR2663, was recorded which was minor and produced no significant effect to Earth.

SIDC and NOAA-SWPC forecast a relatively calm Sun, specifically a gradual decrease in solar activity with minimal chance of any serious solar flare or CME activity in the next few days but close monitoring is being conducted for any major development.

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