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    04/15/2011 | The K7RA Solar Update

    On Wednesday, April 13, the daily sunspot number reached a new high for Solar Cycle 24 when it hit 153. I looked back over this calendar year and saw that the previous high was 137 on March 8, 2011, 16 points lower than Wednesday. That week’s Solar Update
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    04/08/2011 | The K7RA Solar Update

    Our Sun is still quite active, but sunspot numbers are down this week, when compared with the week before. The average daily sunspot numbers were down nearly 34 points to 68.3, while the average daily solar flux declined nearly 3 points to 111.8. But geom
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    03/25/2011 | The K7RA Solar Update

    All solar indicators were lower again for the second consecutive week. The average daily sunspot numbers declined more than 28 points from the week before to 40.9, while the average daily solar flux was off more than 18 points to 94.8. But looking at sola
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    02/18/2011 | The K7RA Solar Update

    A dramatic surge in solar activity is underway, with a level of sunspot numbers and solar flux not seen since 2005-2006. Tuesday’s sunspot number of 100 has not been equaled or exceeded since April 6, 2006 when it was 105. On Wednesday, the solar flux was
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    02/11/2011 | The K7RA Solar Update

    Seven different sunspot groups were visible over the past week. The high sunspot number in the past seven days was 71 on Tuesday, and the average daily sunspot number more than doubled, rising more than 24 points to 44.3. The average daily solar flux was
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    01/28/2011 | The K7RA Solar Update

    The average daily sunspot numbers rose over the past week (ending January 26) by 11.3 points to 32.6, compared to the previous week, while the average daily solar flux rose 3.1 points to 83.5. The planetary A index average was down 2 points to 2.9, and mi
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    01/21/2011 | The K7RA Solar Update

    The average daily sunspot numbers dropped from 50 (on the reporting week ending January 5) to 38 on January 6-12, and now 21.3 on January 13-19. Sunspot numbers for January 13-19 were 14, 11, 11, 15, 36, 34 and 28, with a mean of 21.3. The 10.7 cm flux wa
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    01/14/2011 | The K7RA Solar Update

    The average daily sunspot numbers declined 12 points to 38 during the past week, compared to the previous week, December 30 through January 5, when the average was exactly 50. Sunspot numbers for January 6-12 were 28, 52, 52, 50, 35, 26 and 23, with a mea
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