SUNSPOT MONITORING – JUNE 6, 2017

Here are today’s solar images taken from Al Sadeem Observatory, June 6, 2017.

The sky was hazy and breezy, making the seeing and transparency poor at the time these images were taken.

Active Region (AR) 2661 eased up its activity a bit but remains persistent over the past 24 hours. The latest sunspot number (based on visual count and Wolf number calculation) is 20. This is still being closely monitored for possible Earth-directed C-class to M-class flare eruptions in the following days as an “delta-class” magnetic field instability was observed within the AR, according to Spaceweather and SIDC.

Some plages and minor flare outbursts were captured, as shown in the false-color H-alpha image.

Despite of AR2661’s robust activity, solar activity was considered low at this moment.

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