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  • sunspot090310

    09/03/2010 | The K7RA Solar Update

    Over this past week, four new sunspot groups appeared. Group 1101 was already in place since August 24, and 1102 emerged on August 29. On September 1, two new sunspot groups -- 1103 and 1104 -- appeared, and on September 2, sunspot group 1105 arrived. Thr
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  • Sunspot081310

    08/13/2010 | The K7RA Solar Update

    Sunspot numbers and solar flux increased this week, with the average daily sunspot numbers up more than 32 points to 53, and the average daily 10.7-cm solar flux up more than 3 points to 84.5. These are the numbers from last Thursday through this Wednesda
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  • Sunspot072910

    07/30/2010 | The K7RA Solar Update

    Sunspot activity increased again this week, but on Tuesday and Wednesday -- July 27-28 -- a stiff solar wind increased Earth’s geomagnetic activity, which is a negative for HF propagation. Sunspot numbers for July 22-28 were 39, 45, 41, 39, 39, 15 and 31,
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  • Sunspot072210

    07/23/2010 | The K7RA Solar Update

    Sunspot activity increased recently, although it is foolish to call this a trend, since solar activity has great variability. Sunspot group 1087 was visible for 13 days over July 9-21. In millionths of a solar hemisphere, its size was 30, 100, 120, 130, 7
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  • A coronal mass ejection (CME).

    06/08/2010 | Space Weather and Solar Storms to be Topics at Upcoming Forum in Nation’s Capital

    The National Space Weather Program Council will be conducting a forum in Washington, DC next month. The Space Weather Enterprise Forum, scheduled for June 8 at the National Press Club, will discuss how solar storms affect today’s technological society. Th
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  • Sunspot060310

    06/04/2010 | The K7RA Solar Update

    The average daily sunspot numbers were up nine points to 25.3 for this week, compared to the May 20-26 period; the average daily planetary A index rose nearly 10 points to 14.3, and this rise in geomagnetic instability came with the increase in solar acti
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  • Sunspot050610

    05/07/2010 | The K7RA Solar Update

    Sunspots made a strong return this week -- and so did geomagnetic activity. The average daily solar flux increased 4.2 points to 79.6; on Wednesday, May 5, the daily sunspot number reached 77, the highest in nearly four years. The sunspot number hasn’t be
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  • Sunspot040810

    04/09/2010 | The K7RA Solar Update

    A strong geomagnetic storm on Monday and Tuesday -- April 5-6 -- was the biggest since 2006, at least in terms of high planetary A index. On those days, the mid-latitude A index was 28 and 22 and the planetary A index was 49 and 46. This was caused by a m
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