SUNSPOT MONITORING – JUNE 30, 2017

Here are today’s solar images taken from Al Sadeem Observatory, June 30, 2017.

The sky was partly covered with haze and experienced intermittent moderate to strong breeze, making the seeing and transparency poor at the time these images were taken.

 

AR2664 remains the distinct feature on the Sun; has been decaying for the past 24 hours. The latest sunspot number (based on visual count and Wolf number calculation) is 11.

There was a recorded B-class solar flare which triggered a coronal mass ejection (CME) associated with AR2664 last June 28 and is projected to affect Earth on July 2; could cause geomagnetic storms, aurora and possible minor satellite communication disruptions.

SIDC and NOAA-SWPC forecast a persisting low solar activity, with minimum chance of any serious solar flare or CME activity. In particular, a continuing reduction in solar activity is predicted to take place as AR2664 is about decompose slowly. Close monitoring is being conducted for any significant development.

Overall, solar activity is considered low at this moment.

 

 

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