Here are today’s solar images taken from Al Sadeem Observatory, September 22, 2017.

The sky was mostly clear but experienced light to freeze breeze, blowing some dust, making the seeing and transparency poor at the time these images were taken.

As expected, solar activity was at very low levels over the past 24 hours. Just like the recently departed AR2680 at the Sun’s eastern limb (at the time of image capture), the lone visible sunspot group AR2681 is currently inactive and possess stable (unipolar) magnetic configuration without any solar flaring activity recorded.

Meanwhile, some solar flaring activity (C-class to M-class intensity) was observed at the Sun’s far-side courtesy of the vigorous sunspot group AR2673 (not seen in the images) and is expected to rotate towards Earth-view from the western limb the next day.

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 solar flare activity, ranging up to C-class intensity. The extent of the frequency and intensity of the Sun’s activity will highly depend on the magnetic flux fluctuations happening in the visible ARs in the coming days. 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)