SUNSPOT MONITORING – MARCH 3, 2018

Here are today’s solar images taken from Al Sadeem Observatory, March 3, 2018.

The sky was clear with light air turbulence 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. The recently decayed AR2700, now appearing as a plage, still managed to produce few weak B-class and isolated C-class solar flares as it approaches the western limb. The latest sunspot number (based on visual count and Wolf number calculation) is 0.  Few huge filaments across the visible disk and several eruptive prominences at the southeastern 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 (possibly up to C-class) intensity in the next few 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)

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