Here are today’s solar images taken from Al Sadeem Observatory, June 2, 2021.
The sky was generally clear with moderate breeze which provided good transparency but average seeing at the time these images were taken.
Solar activity is at very low levels over the past 24 hours. AR2827 (Cso/beta) exhibited slight decay on its trailer spots while its leader spot remained intact. Meanwhile, the newly designated AR2829 (Bxo/beta) is seen gradually growing in structure with a simple bipolar magnetic configuration. Both sunspot regions are currently inactive with no significant flaring activity recorded throughout the monitoring period. The latest sunspot number (based on visual count and Wolf number calculation) is 27.
Enhanced plages associated with the upper-mentioned sunspot groups, some small quiescent prominences especially at the SW limb, as well as few short stable filaments at the extreme northern and southern hemispheres, were the other noteworthy solar features distinctively captured in H-alpha imagery.
Space weather agencies* forecast solar activity to remain at very low levels with chances of solar flares of mostly B-class to C-class intensity in the next few days. Close monitoring is being conducted by numerous space weather agencies for any significant development.
Equipment used are Skywatcher 120mm refractor telescope with Baader filter and unmodified Canon EOS 1D Mark IV DSLR camera for visible imagery. For H-alpha imagery, the equipment used are Lunt 60mm H-alpha solar telescope, and QHYCCD 290III mono camera; all mounted on Skywatcher EQ6 pro mount Pre-processing of visible solar images was performed in PIPP, stacking in Autostakkert, slight wavelet adjustments in Registax 6, and post-processing in Adobe Photoshop CC.
*TECHNICAL REPORTS COURTESY OF SOLAR INFLUENCE DATA CENTER (SIDC), NOAA-SPACE WEATHER PREDICTION CENTER (NOAA-SWPC)
Weather Data (5:20 PM – 5:40 PM, June 2, 2021, from NCM Al Wathba Station):
Average Temperature: 44.5°C
Average Humidity: 10.33%
Average Wind Speed and Direction: 16.33kph from NW
Average Cloud Cover: 0%
Average Air Pressure: 991.0 hPa
Average Solar Radiation: 241.0 W/m^2