The sky was partly cloudy but with moderate to strong winds, blew dust in the process, provided poor seeing and transparency at the time these images were taken.

Here is today’s white-light solar imagery taken from Al Sadeem Observatory, March 1, 2019. 

The Sun was spotless and exhibited quiet solar activity althroughout the entire month of February 2019 and started March 2019 on the same state. From the previous sunspot monitoring issued 72 hours ago, the Sun is still at its spotless and inactive state with no significant flaring activity recorded.  The latest sunspot number (based on visual count and Wolf number calculation) is 0.

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. 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, 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 (5:05PM – 5:15PM, March 1, 2019):

Average Temperature: 30.6°C

Average Humidity: 33%

Average Wind Speed and Direction: 43 kph from NW

Average Cloud Cover: 35%

Average Air Pressure: 991.05 hpa

Average Solar Radiation: 477.62 W/m^2

Average UV Radiation: 1000 µW/m^2 (moderate)

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