Here are today’s solar images taken from Al Sadeem Observatory, June 28, 2019.
The sky was clear with intermittent light to moderate winds which provided good transparency but average seeing at the time these images were taken.
The Sun is currently spotless and generally inactive over the past 24 hours. No significant flaring activity was recorded. The latest sunspot number (based on visual count and Wolf number calculation) is 0. H-alpha imagery revealed a scattered plage at the eastern section with few short stable filaments at the far northern hemisphere and some tiny quiescent prominences at the limbs.
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.
Equipment used are Skywatcher 120mm refractor telescope with Baader filter and unmodified Canon EOS 1D Mark IV DSLR camera for visible imagery and Lunt H-alpha solar telescope and ZWO120MM CMOS camera for H-alpha imagery, mounted on Skywatcher EQ6 Pro. 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 (5:45 PM – 6:00 PM, June 28, 2019):
Average Temperature: 43.3C
Average Humidity: 13%
Average Wind Speed and Direction: 22 kph from N
Average Cloud Cover: 0%
Average Air Pressure: 985.75 hpa
Average Solar Radiation: 135.96 W/m^2
Average UV Radiation: 45 µW/m^2 (low)