Here are today’s solar images taken from Al Sadeem Observatory, November 3, 2020.
The sky was generally clear with moderate winds which provided good transparency and but average seeing at the time these images were taken.
Two sunspot regions currently existing in the Sun along the Sun’s eastern section; AR2780 (Modified Zurich/Mcintosh sunspot configuration: Axx/alpha) which experienced further sunspot decay and was inactive and AR2781 (Dso/beta) which recently rotated into Earth-view at the southeastern limb and produced a minor C-class flare over the past 24 hours. The latest sunspot number (based on visual count and Wolf number calculation) is 25. Several small quiescent and moderately huge mound prominences at the limbs, short stable filaments, and small enhanced plages associated with the upper-mentioned sunspot groups were distinctively captured in H-alpha imagery.
Space weather agencies* forecast solar activity to be at low levels with chances of B-class (possibly up to isolated C-class) solar flare intensity, mainly from AR2781. 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 3, 2020, from NCM Al Wathba Station):
Average Temperature: 31.5°C
Average Humidity: 35.67%
Average Wind Speed and Direction: 23.63 kph from NNW
Average Cloud Cover: 0%
Average Air Pressure: 1005.43 hPa
Average Solar Radiation: 192.33W/m^2