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Daily Sun: 06 July 2018

Sunspot number: 0

Spotless Days
Current Stretch: 9 days
2018 total: 96 days (51%)

The Radio Sun
10.7 cm flux: 68 sfu

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Daily Sun: 07 July 18

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Sunspot number: 0
Updated 06 Jul 2018

Spotless Days
Current Stretch: 9 days
2018 total: 96 days (51%)

The Radio Sun
10.7 cm flux: 68 sfu

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Still a total of 96 days which was also yesterday's total so something is wrong with the spaceweather count.

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Karyo, the Spaceweather.com website has altered their sunspot count. Current Stretch: 10 days
2018 total: 97 days (51%)

 

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2 hours ago, Katrine Basso said:

Karyo, the Spaceweather.com website has altered their sunspot count. Current Stretch: 10 days
2018 total: 97 days (51%)

 

Nice one, thanks.

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11 days blank, 98 for 2018, 52%

Solar flux 72

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2 hours ago, summer blizzard said:

Should hit 100 on Tuesday (technically Monday i suppose). 

Unfortunately, we will have to wait a little longer for the 100 day mark. A sunspot is coming into view.

www.spaceweather.com 

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2 hours ago, karyo said:

Unfortunately, we will have to wait a little longer for the 100 day mark. A sunspot is coming into view.

www.spaceweather.com 

As seems to be the case this year,  aspot appears around 10 day spotless run. 

It took 22+ days last time before we went spotless again, sotouchand go whether we will make 100 before end of July 

Edited by SteveB

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Daily Sun: 09 July 2018

Sunspot number: 0

Current Stretch: 12 days
2018 total: 99 days (52%)

The Radio Sun
10.7 cm flux: 72 sfu

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We've reached the 100 day mark for 2018 ☀️:yahoo:👍👊

13 day's blank & solar flux at 70

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Fantastic! The sunspot that spaceweather was expecting to appear hasn't materialised. 😃

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24 minutes ago, karyo said:

Fantastic! The sunspot that spaceweather was expecting to appear hasn't materialised. 😃

There's a very large active region, but it's completely devoid of spots so the run continues for now. You can see it more clearly on the magnetogram:

latest_1024_HMIBC.jpg

 

 

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56 minutes ago, Yarmy said:

There's a very large active region, but it's completely devoid of spots so the run continues for now. You can see it more clearly on the magnetogram:

latest_1024_HMIBC.jpg

 

 

Maybe that's the remnants of the spot that produced a c class flare a few days ago. 

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17 minutes ago, karyo said:

Maybe that's the remnants of the spot that produced a c class flare a few days ago. 

It is. For interest, here's a table of all spotless streaks of 20 days or more since 1849 from Jan Janssens' site. 

Spotlessoverview.png

A little way to go yet.

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46 minutes ago, Yarmy said:

It is. For interest, here's a table of all spotless streaks of 20 days or more since 1849 from Jan Janssens' site. 

Spotlessoverview.png

A little way to go yet.

That's very interesting and something we can keep for reference as the cycle progresses. Unfortunately we are very far from making the list as this stand now.

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14 day's blank, 101 for 2018,

 

Solar flux is 72%

I think this is the longest stretch we've had this year! 

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15 day's blank, 102 for 2018

Solar flux 73

Nice little run this, I wonder if we can get on that list? 20 spotless day's is the target.

Edited by SteveB

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1 hour ago, SteveB said:

15 day's blank, 102 for 2018

Solar flux 73

Nice little run this, I wonder if we can get on that list? 20 spotless day's is the target.

Yes, it is getting interesting. I just wish the solar flux would get a bit lower.

By the way, the spaceweather article mentions that in 2008 we had 52 consecutive days blank but I don't see that listed in the table above from Janssen's site.

Edited by karyo

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I would like us to get to 150 spotless day's for 2018, should be achievable

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2 minutes ago, SteveB said:

I would like us to get to 150 spotless day's for 2018, should be achievable

And that would mean what exactly? I'm not meaning to sound like a complete irse, but what's so special about 150 days' Solar spotlessness?:cc_confused:

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1 minute ago, Ed Stone said:

And that would mean what exactly? I'm not meaning to sound like a complete irse, but what's so special about 150 days' Solar spotlessness?:cc_confused:

I can't believe you're asking that question!🤔

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1 minute ago, SteveB said:

I can't believe you're asking that question!🤔

Why?

Apart from being suspected of causing the PFJ to buckle, what's it supposed to do? The World's getting warmer as Solar activity is decreasing...FACT!

And, no, I am not suggesting - for a minute - that the vast bulk of Earth's energy does not from the sun...Just that its day-to-day effects are not what they're (by some) made out to be...:D

For instance - where the flock is Little Ice-Age 2?

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There's plenty of material on the internet linking cold UK winters to solar minimums.

Have a little read, then you might understand why us snow starved weather enthusiasts are so interested in solar minimum & spotless days

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