SUNSPOT MONITORING – MAY 2, 2018

Here are today’s solar images taken from Al Sadeem Observatory, May 2, 2018.

The western portion of the sky was mostly filled with altocumulus clouds, with light to moderate air turbulence, making the seeing and transparency poor at the time these images were taken.

The Sun remains spotless and inactive as very low solar activity prevails at this moment. No active sunspot regions currently exist on the Sun’s visible disk with no significant flaring recorded. The latest sunspot number (based on visual count and Wolf number calculation) is 0.  Nothing much happening with the Sun lately except for some loop prominences at the limbs 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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