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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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    11/28/2011 | The K7RA Solar Update

    Recently, I mentioned recently that some of the sunspot numbers released by NOAA didn’t seem right. I just got word from Mike Husler at NOAA that data posted recently -- like that record-breaking day when the sunspot number hit 220 -- was wrong. The corre
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    11/23/2011 | The K7RA Solar Update

    Not much in the way of solar excitement this week, except there are many sunspots, but the solar activity in terms of flares or coronal mass ejections is low. The overlapping (by one day) average sunspot numbers in this bulletin declined 21 points to 124.
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    11/11/2011 | The K7RA Solar Update

    Another sunspot number record for Solar Cycle 24 has been shattered: On Wednesday, November 9, the daily sunspot number reached 220, the highest it has been in more than eight years. The last time the sunspot number was higher than 220 was November 1, 200
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    11/04/2011 | The K7RA Solar Update

    First, a few updates on Solar Cycle 24. As you might suspect, the average of daily sunspot numbers for October shot way up -- from 55.5 in June, to 67.2 in July, 66 in August, 106.4 in September and 123.6 in October. Our three month moving average of dail
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    10/07/2011 | The K7RA Solar Update

    Sunspot excitement continues, as we continue to see daily images of our Sun peppered with spots. The average daily sunspot numbers for the week were about the same as the previous week, increasing from 96.1 to 96.7, while the average daily solar flux drop
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