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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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    11/18/2011 | The K7RA Solar Update

    This week geomagnetic indices quieted a bit, as did solar activity in general. On November 9, sunspot numbers reached a high of 220, and this week, they declined, rose to 176 and then declined again. The average daily sunspot numbers slipped 8.4 points to
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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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    10/28/2011 | The K7RA Solar Update

    The day that last week’s bulletin was released --Friday, October 21 -- the daily sunspot number broke another record for Solar Cycle 24 when it rose to 207. You have to look back to November 26, 2003 when it was two points higher – 209 -- to find a number
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    10/14/2011 | The K7RA Solar Update

    We are definitely continuing to see robust solar activity. Sunspot numbers for October 6-12 were 99, 88, 61, 71, 87, 113 and 149, with a mean of 95.4. The 10.7 cm flux was 123.9, 122, 118.4, 121, 126.4, 130.1 and 134.1, with a mean of 125.1. The estimated
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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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    09/16/2011 | The K7RA Solar Update

    Although the average daily sunspot numbers are lower -- down nearly 13 points to 91.7 -- the average daily solar flux is higher by 6.7 points, rising to 122.2. Yes, solar activity is rising rapidly. You could see it coming earlier this week by glancing at
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