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    05/18/2012 | The K7RA Solar Update

    The average daily sunspot numbers for the past week rose nearly 25 points, or about 27 percent, to 117.3. The big day was Monday, May 14 when the daily sunspot number jumped to 156. This was the day after four new sunspot groups, numbered 1481 through 148
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    04/20/2012 | The K7RA Solar Update

    Both the solar flux and sunspot numbers reached a short term low on April 8-11, but they are now rising again. For the past week -- April 12-18 -- the average daily sunspot numbers more than doubled, compared to the previous seven days, rising more than 3
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    04/13/2012 | The K7RA Solar Update

    Solar activity took a serious nosedive this week, with the average daily sunspot numbers dropping to a value less than half the previous week’s average -- down nearly 43 points to 32.6. The solar flux values were also off, down nearly 12 points to 95.9. T
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    03/23/2012 | The K7RA Solar Update

    Solar activity declined this week: The average daily sunspot numbers were off by more than 13 points to 75.1, while the average daily solar flux dropped over 32 points to 102.1. The solar flux dropped barely below 100, but rounded up to 100 as shown on th
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    03/09/2012 | The K7RA Solar Update

    This has been quite a week for dramatic solar activity. The average daily sunspot number was up nearly 26 points to 69.4, while the average daily solar flux rose nearly 17 points to 121.9 for the period March 1-7. Sunspot numbers for March 1-7 were 24, 24
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    03/06/2012 | Active Sunspot Region 1429 Produces Solar Flares, Coronal Mass Ejections

    An X-1.1 class solar flare erupted from the Sun on Sunday, March 4 at 11:13 PM EST (0413 UTC March 5), sending an explosion of plasma and charged particles -- a coronal mass ejection (CME) -- hurtling through space. Forecasters at NOAA’s Space Weather Pre
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    02/17/2012 | The K7RA Solar Update

    We are more than halfway through the winter season, and today -- February 17 -- is 58 days after the winter solstice. Propagation should improve as we approach the vernal equinox on March 20, which is just 32 days from now. Solar activity is still in the
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    02/10/2012 | The K7RA Solar Update

    Solar activity was down again this week -- this is the third week in a row with sunspot numbers lower than the week prior. On January 20, we reported an average daily sunspot number of 116.9 for January 12-18, 98.7 the next week, followed by 62 the week o
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