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    08/12/2011 | The K7RA Solar Update

    The average daily sunspot numbers declined more than 24 points to 75.1 this week, while the average daily solar flux was down more than 12 points to 104.3. We saw solar flares recently, with a substantial geomagnetic upset on Friday and Saturday -- August
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    03/18/2011 | The K7RA Solar Update

    The average daily sunspot numbers this week plummeted 45 points to 69, while the average daily solar flux was off over 26 points to 113.1. Sunspot numbers for March 10-16 were 88, 105, 78, 64, 51, 47 and 50, with a mean of 69. The 10.7 cm flux was 131.3,
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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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    07/30/2010 | The K7RA Solar Update

    Sunspot activity increased again this week, but on Tuesday and Wednesday -- July 27-28 -- a stiff solar wind increased Earth’s geomagnetic activity, which is a negative for HF propagation. Sunspot numbers for July 22-28 were 39, 45, 41, 39, 39, 15 and 31,
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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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  • 10/30/2009 | The K7RA Solar Update

    Well, what a week it has been. The solar flux hit 82.3 on Tuesday, the highest recording yet since the first-observed "new cycle sunspot" in January 2008, the "official" visual start of Solar Cycle 24. Even as I write this, the flux is
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  • 03/28/2008 | The K7RA Solar Update

    It is exciting to see heightened solar activity one week into spring. Currently, three sunspots are visible: 987, 988 and 989. The consensus says that all seem to be old Solar Cycle 23 spots. But with the three sunspot groups so close to the Sun's equator
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