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    12/30/2011 | The K7RA Solar Update

    The average daily sunspot numbers were up over the past week, 12.3 points -- or about 13 percent -- to 107.6. Likewise, the average daily solar flux rose 14.2 points -- or 11 percent -- to 143.1. Sunspot numbers for December 22-28 were 105, 123, 101, 66,
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    12/23/2011 | The K7RA Solar Update

    The average daily sunspot numbers this week were about the same as last week, while the average daily solar flux declined a little more than eight points to 128.9. Geomagnetic indicators were quiet. The average daily sunspot numbers of 95.3 for the week i
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    12/16/2011 | The K7RA Solar Update

    Solar activity dropped this week, with the average daily sunspot numbers declining more than 39 points to 94.7. It’s been 13 weeks since the average daily sunspot number for the week was that low or lower, when we reported an average of 91.7 in the Septem
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    12/09/2011 | The K7RA Solar Update

    What happened to that new “grand minima”? Solar Cycle 24 just keeps rolling along -- for the first seven days in December, there were eight new sunspot groups. December 5 had the largest sunspot coverage over the past week, with a daily sunspot number of
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    12/02/2011 | The K7RA Solar Update

    Solar Cycle 24 continues its upturn. We have a new high for the trailing three month daily sunspot number average. Starting with the three month period ending in December 2010 and going through November 2011, they were 30.1, 35.3, 55.7, 72.3, 74.4, 65.9,
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    12/24/2010 | The K7RA Solar Update

    Sunspots disappeared this week. Five days with no spots is the longest since May 9-19, 2010, when we saw 11 days in a row in which the Sun was spotless. Since then, there has only been the occasional day or two which was spot-free. April 2010 saw 13 conse
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    12/17/2010 | The K7RA Solar Update

    The average daily sunspot numbers for this week declined more than 7 points to 27.6 from the previous week, December 2-8. The solar flux was about the same as last week, with the average up less than a point. Sunspot numbers for December 9-15 were 22, 33,
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    12/10/2010 | The K7RA Solar Update

    The average daily sunspot numbers for the week were up more than nine points to 35, and average solar flux rose more than six points to 87.3. These differences compare the dates of December 2-8 with the previous seven days. The average planetary A index d
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