Here are today’s solar images taken from Al Sadeem Observatory, October 18, 2017.
The sky was clear but experienced intermittent light to moderate winds, making the seeing and transparency average to poor at the time these images were taken.
The Sun’s visible disk remains spotless with no flaring activity recorded. Several prominences at different portions of the Sun’s limbs, plages (white patches), and a large filament (well-defined squiggly line) were captured in H-alpha imagery. The latest sunspot number (based on visual count and Wolf number calculation) is 0.
Space weather agencies* forecast very low solar activity to continue with minimum (possibly up to C-class intensity) 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)