No solar images were taken today, March 1, 2018, due to unfavorable weather condition at the proposed time of observation.
Solar activity remains at very low levels over the past 24 hours. The lone visible sunspot group AR2700 has further decayed in structure; now obtains a single (unipolar) spot configuration. It produced a weak B-class solar flare based on space weather records. The latest sunspot number (based on visual count and Wolf number calculation) is 11. Few eruptive prominences, including a huge hedgerow prominence at the southeastern limb, and filaments distinctively captured in H-alpha imagery.
Space weather agencies predicted very low solar activity to persist with a slim chance of any serious solar flare or CME activity in the next 24 hours; only ranging from B-class to possibly isolated C-class intensity primarily from AR2700. 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.