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    03/06/2012 | Active Sunspot Region 1429 Produces Solar Flares, Coronal Mass Ejections

    An X-1.1 class solar flare erupted from the Sun on Sunday, March 4 at 11:13 PM EST (0413 UTC March 5), sending an explosion of plasma and charged particles -- a coronal mass ejection (CME) -- hurtling through space. Forecasters at NOAA’s Space Weather Pre
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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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    09/07/2011 | Stanford University Researchers Announce Sunspot Breakthrough

    Imagine forecasting a hurricane in Miami weeks before the storm was even a swirl of clouds off the coast of Africa -- or predicting a tornado in Kansas from the flutter of a butterfly’s wing in Texas. These are the kind of forecasts meteorologists can onl
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    08/19/2011 | The K7RA Solar Update

    Solar activity was down again this week. The sunspot number on Sunday, August 14 went all the way to 0 for the first time since January 27, which was 29 weeks ago. The average daily sunspot numbers declined nearly 50 points, to 25.6, while the average dai
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    08/05/2011 | The K7RA Solar Update

    Solar activity markedly increased this week, with the sunspot number rising to 130 on Monday, August 1 -- the highest since a reading of 131 on April 14, 2011. The average daily sunspot numbers more than doubled this week compared to last, rising nearly 5
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    02/18/2011 | The K7RA Solar Update

    A dramatic surge in solar activity is underway, with a level of sunspot numbers and solar flux not seen since 2005-2006. Tuesday’s sunspot number of 100 has not been equaled or exceeded since April 6, 2006 when it was 105. On Wednesday, the solar flux was
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    08/05/2010 | Active Sun Puts on Display for Earth

    It was quite a busy weekend for our Sun. During the late hours of Friday, July 30, a magnificent coronal mass ejection (CME) billowed away from the eastern limb of the Sun; the source of the blast was apparently sunspot 1092. On Sunday, August 1 at approx
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