Here are today’s solar images taken from Al Sadeem Observatory, November 1, 2020.
The sky was generally clear with intermittent light winds which provided good transparency and seeing at the time these images were taken.
As of the captured date and time, both inactive sunspot groups AR2778 and AR2779 has recently departed from Earth-view at the southwestern limb. The latest sunspot number (based on visual count and Wolf number calculation) is 22. No significant flaring activity was recorded. Meanwhile, two enhanced regions of pores have recently rotated into Earth-view along the Sun’s eastern section. Other solar features observed were some tiny quiescent prominences at the limbs and short stable filaments at the far northern hemisphere, as well as the small enhanced plages associated with the upper-mentioned sunspot groups as distinctively captured in H-alpha imagery.
Space weather agencies* forecast solar activity to be at low levels with chances of B-class solar flare 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. For H-alpha imagery, the equipment used are Lunt 60mm H-alpha solar telescope, and QHYCCD290III mono camera; all mounted on Skywatcher EQ6 pro mount 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 (4:30 PM – 5:00 PM, November 1, 2020, from NCM Al Wathba Station):
Average Temperature: 34.07°C
Average Humidity: 10%
Average Wind Speed and Direction: 8.27 kph from NNE
Average Cloud Cover: 0%
Average Air Pressure: 1005.3 hPa
Average Solar Radiation: 217.0 W/m^2