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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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    10/14/2011 | The K7RA Solar Update

    We are definitely continuing to see robust solar activity. Sunspot numbers for October 6-12 were 99, 88, 61, 71, 87, 113 and 149, with a mean of 95.4. The 10.7 cm flux was 123.9, 122, 118.4, 121, 126.4, 130.1 and 134.1, with a mean of 125.1. The estimated
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    09/30/2011 | The K7RA Solar Update

    Our Sun has been very active this past week, with the average solar flux rising nearly 12 points to 155.5, while the average daily sunspot numbers dropped nearly 41 points to 96.1. This implies fewer, but more intense, sunspots. Sunspot numbers for Septem
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    09/02/2011 | The K7RA Solar Update

    Sunspot activity rose again this week, with the average daily sunspot number up nearly 18 points to 83, but the geomagnetic indices -- both planetary and mid-latitude -- were each down slightly. The high sunspot number for the week was 121, recorded on We
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    08/19/2011 | The K7RA Solar Update

    Solar activity was down again this week. The sunspot number on Sunday, August 14 went all the way to 0 for the first time since January 27, which was 29 weeks ago. The average daily sunspot numbers declined nearly 50 points, to 25.6, while the average dai
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    06/24/2011 | The K7RA Solar Update

    Over the past week -- June 16-22 -- the average daily sunspot number rose nearly 20 points to 55, while the average daily solar flux readings increased by nearly 9 points to 98.6. All geomagnetic indices declined slightly. These increases or decreases are
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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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    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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