Here are today’s solar images taken from Al Sadeem Observatory, March 18, 2018.

The sky was clear but experienced moderate to strong winds making the seeing and transparency average to poor at the time these images were taken.

Very low solar activity has persisted over the past 24 hours. The area of pores spotted at the northwestern portion of the Sun’s visible disk has been designated as AR2702. However, no significant flaring activity associated with the said sunspot group was recorded. The latest sunspot number (based on visual count and Wolf number calculation) is 12.

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. 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.

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