Here are today’s solar images taken from Al Sadeem Observatory, October 16, 2017.
The sky was clear with little light winds, making the seeing and transparency average at the time these images were taken.
A tiny sunspot group was barely spotted on the Sun’s disk designated as AR2684 but eventually decayed into a plage at this moment. But still, the Sun remains inactive with no flaring activity recorded over the past 24 hours. Several prominences at different portions of the Sun’s limbs were captured in H-alpha imagery. The latest sunspot number (based on visual count and Wolf number calculation) is 11.
Space weather agencies* forecast very low solar activity to continue with minimum to no solar flare activity. 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)