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    07/27/2012 | The K7RA Solar Update

    There are new sunspot groups coming over our Sun’s eastern horizon, but this week has been a quiet one, both in terms of sunspot and geomagnetic activity. The average daily sunspot numbers declined by 50 percent -- from 104.7 to 52.1 -- while the average
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    07/21/2012 | The K7RA Solar Update

    In last week’s Solar Update, we reported a blast of energy from a solar flare headed our way, predicted to arrive on Saturday, July 14. The CME hit at 1800 UTC, and it had a huge effect on propagation and geomagnetic indices.
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    03/30/2012 | The K7RA Solar Update

    Eight new sunspot groups appeared this week, but the average daily sunspot number declined four points to 71.1; the average daily solar flux rose by less than two points to 103.7. Sunspot numbers for March 22-28 were 86, 74, 65, 84, 56, 63 and 70, with a
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    02/17/2012 | The K7RA Solar Update

    We are more than halfway through the winter season, and today -- February 17 -- is 58 days after the winter solstice. Propagation should improve as we approach the vernal equinox on March 20, which is just 32 days from now. Solar activity is still in the
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    02/10/2012 | The K7RA Solar Update

    Solar activity was down again this week -- this is the third week in a row with sunspot numbers lower than the week prior. On January 20, we reported an average daily sunspot number of 116.9 for January 12-18, 98.7 the next week, followed by 62 the week o
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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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    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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    12/17/2010 | The K7RA Solar Update

    The average daily sunspot numbers for this week declined more than 7 points to 27.6 from the previous week, December 2-8. The solar flux was about the same as last week, with the average up less than a point. Sunspot numbers for December 9-15 were 22, 33,
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