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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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    03/11/2011 | The K7RA Solar Update

    Solar Cycle 24 continued its upward trend this week. The average daily sunspot number was more than double the value of the week before, rising from 50.9 to 114, while the average daily solar flux rose 44 percent, from 96.8 to 139.4. All this week through
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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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    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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    02/04/2011 | The K7RA Solar Update

    The past week had one 0 sunspot day -- Thursday, January 27. Even though the activity came right back, the average daily sunspot number for the week fell more than 12 points to 20.1, and the average daily solar flux declined 2.7 points to 80.8. After the
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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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    12/31/2010 | The K7RA Solar Update

    There were no sunspots for a full week, December 18-24. Christmas Day saw a return to sunspot activity, so the last two of those spotless days were in the Thursday through Wednesday reporting period in this bulletin, December 23-29. The average daily suns
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