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    02/03/2012 | The K7RA Solar Update

    Here are some yearly averages that we have neglected at the beginning of the year. These are the average daily sunspot numbers for whole calendar years, from 1994-2011: 48.1, 28.7, 13.2, 30.7, 88.7, 136.3, 173, 170.3, 176.7, 109.2, 68.6, 48.9, 26.1, 12.8
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    01/20/2012 | The K7RA Solar Update

    New sunspot groups appeared on every day over the past week. On January 12, new sunspot group 1396 appeared, and the next day two more -- 1397 and 1398 -- popped into view. On January 14, four new sunspot groups appeared: 1399, 1400, 1401 and 1402. Januar
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    12/16/2011 | The K7RA Solar Update

    Solar activity dropped this week, with the average daily sunspot numbers declining more than 39 points to 94.7. It’s been 13 weeks since the average daily sunspot number for the week was that low or lower, when we reported an average of 91.7 in the Septem
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    12/09/2011 | The K7RA Solar Update

    What happened to that new “grand minima”? Solar Cycle 24 just keeps rolling along -- for the first seven days in December, there were eight new sunspot groups. December 5 had the largest sunspot coverage over the past week, with a daily sunspot number of
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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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    10/21/2011 | The K7RA Solar Update

    Our Sun continues to be very active, with most days revealing more sunspots. We saw one new sunspot group on October 9, another on October 10, two more on October 11 and two more on October 12. But that’s not all: There was another on October 13, two more
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    07/22/2011 | The K7RA Solar Update

    The average daily sunspot numbers for the week rose nearly 27 points to 92.4, while the average daily solar flux increased more than 9 points to 98.2. Sunspot numbers for July 14-20 were 79, 90, 75, 101, 127, 96 and 79, with a mean of 92.4. The 10.7 cm fl
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    05/20/2011 | The K7RA Solar Update

    We saw a decline in sunspot activity this week with a 23 point drop in the average daily sunspot numbers and a nearly 9 point decline in the average daily solar flux. These compare, of course, to the numbers for the previous reporting week, which always r
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