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    08/09/2010 | “Dark Time” Is the Right Time for the Perseids

    The last time the annual Perseid meteor shower happened during a run of moonless nights -- known by astronomers as “dark time” -- was in 2007; there is a new moon on August 10, so this is a prime time to view a spectacular sky show. Not only are the meteo
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    04/30/2010 | The K7RA Solar Update

    Our Sun has again become very quiet. We saw 13 days with no sunspots, April 15-27, then new sunspot group 1063 appeared April 28, and on April 29 it was gone again. Although the sunspot number for April 29 is 0, early on April 30 I can still see group 106
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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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    08/05/2009 | Prepare for the Perseids!

    On the night of August 11 and well into the next day, Earth will make its annual passage through the bulk of the debris shed by a comet known as Swift-Tuttle. Much of the debris is composed of dust-sized grains, but when these fragments come plunging into
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