SUNSPOT MONITORING – MARCH 15, 2018

Here are today’s solar images taken from Al Sadeem Observatory, March 15, 2018.

The sky was clear but experienced intermittent light to moderate winds making the seeing and transparency good at the time these images were taken.

Solar activity remains at very low levels over the past 24 hours. No active sunspot regions currently exist on the Sun’s visible disk with no significant flaring activity recorded. A single pore was spotted at the central portion of the Sun’s disk which will be closely watched for any structural development in the next few days. The latest sunspot number (based on visual count and Wolf number calculation) is 0. Few small prominences at the limbs and the plage region now approaching the western limb were distinctively captured in H-alpha imagery.

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.

*Technical reports courtesy of Solar Influence Data Center (SIDC), NOAA-Space Weather Prediction Center (NOAA-SWPC)

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