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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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    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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    01/22/2010 | The K7RA Solar Update

    A steady stream of sunspot activity continues to dot the Sun. We had just one day with a daily sunspot number of 0 this week -- January 19 (Tuesday) when sunspot group 1040 moved over the horizon.
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  • 11/07/2008 | The K7RA Solar Update

    Sunspot 1007 is still there, but probably rotating off the visible solar disk sometime today. This is the eighth sunspot of the new solar cycle -- and also the largest. Sunspot numbers for October 30-November 5 were 13, 16, 16, 17, 18, 14 and 11 with a me
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  • 05/02/2008 | The K7RA Solar Update

    For several weeks we expected today, May 2, to have active geomagnetic conditions. For instance, if you look at a forecast from April 23, it shows an expected planetary A index for May 1-3 of 10, 20 and 15. The next day, April 24, this changed to 8, 20 an
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