Here are today’s solar images taken from Al Sadeem Observatory, September 30, 2017.
The sky was clear but experienced intermittent light winds, making the seeing and transparency average at the time these images were taken.
As expected, very low to low solar activity has persisted over the past 24 hours. Two minor B-class solar flares were recorded from AR2682 while the other two sunspot groups AR2681 and AR2683 were currently inactive. All ARs currently possess relatively stable magnetic configuration which poses no threat to any major solar magnetic outbursts.
The latest sunspot number (based on visual count and Wolf number calculation) is 38.
Space weather agencies* forecast low to 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)