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    07/29/2011 | The K7RA Solar Update

    Sunspot activity dipped over this past week, but now it on its way back up. On July 20, five sunspot groups were visible, but on July 21, only groups 1251, 1254 and 1259 remained. On July 24, new sunspot group 1260 appeared, and the next day, 1251 disappe
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    06/24/2011 | The K7RA Solar Update

    Over the past week -- June 16-22 -- the average daily sunspot number rose nearly 20 points to 55, while the average daily solar flux readings increased by nearly 9 points to 98.6. All geomagnetic indices declined slightly. These increases or decreases are
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    03/04/2011 | Respected Journal Publishes Explanation for Low Sunspots

    Respected Journal Publishes Explanation for Low Sunspots
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    02/15/2011 | Sunspot 1158 Produces Largest Flare of Solar Cycle 24; CME Headed Toward Earth

    Over the past few days, there has been a lot of activity on the Sun. On Sunday, February 13 at 1738 UTC, sunspot 1158 unleashed an M6.6-level blast and on Tuesday, February 15, the same sunspot unleashed an X-class flare, the strongest solar flare in more
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    12/24/2010 | The K7RA Solar Update

    Sunspots disappeared this week. Five days with no spots is the longest since May 9-19, 2010, when we saw 11 days in a row in which the Sun was spotless. Since then, there has only been the occasional day or two which was spot-free. April 2010 saw 13 conse
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    04/23/2010 | The K7RA Solar Update

    A Sun with no sunspots! The quiet Sun returned -- through Thursday, April 22, there have been eight days straight with no sunspots. A new spot began to emerge on Wednesday, but it quickly faded. For the next 10 days NOAA/USAF predict solar flux at 78, 78,
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    12/31/2009 | The K7RA Solar Update

    Here we are, on the last day of the year, with finally some very positive indicators for Solar Cycle 24. Each day since December 9 (except for Christmas Day), sunspots have been visible. The average daily sunspot numbers for the week December 24-30 were 1
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