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provisional sunspot number for oct from SIDC

:Issued: 2008 Nov 01 1026 UTC

:Product: documentation at http://www.sidc.be/products/ri_hemispheric

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# MONTHLY REPORT ON THE INTERNATIONAL SUNSPOT NUMBER #

# from the SIDC (RWC-Belgium) #

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OCTOBER 2008

PROVISIONAL INTERNATIONAL NORMALIZED HEMISPHERIC SUNSPOT NUMBERS

Date Ri Rn Rs

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1 0 0 0

2 0 0 0

3 0 0 0

4 7 4 3

5 0 0 0

6 0 0 0

7 0 0 0

8 0 0 0

9 0 0 0

10 7 4 3

11 9 9 0

12 11 11 0

13 9 9 0

14 9 9 0

15 8 8 0

16 12 12 0

17 8 4 4

18 0 0 0

19 0 0 0

20 0 0 0

21 0 0 0

22 0 0 0

23 0 0 0

24 0 0 0

25 0 0 0

26 0 0 0

27 0 0 0

28 0 0 0

29 0 0 0

30 0 0 0

31 9 9 0

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MONTHLY MEAN : 2.9 2.5 0.4

COOPERATING STATIONS : 67 60 60

PILOT STATION : Specola Solare Ticinese, Locarno

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R. Van der Linden

avenue Circulaire, 3 B-1180 BRUXELLES - BELGIUM

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First B-class for months.

Plus 3 month in a row where sunspot numbers are up..not by much, but slight increase each month, mostly all SC24 spots..so the Sun is stirring albeit slowly and SC24 probably is now underway properly :-)

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Here are the three-month averages back through the Summer of 2006:

Jun 06 28.9

Jul 06 23.3

Aug 06 23.5

Sep 06 21.2

Oct 06 24.1

Nov 06 23.1

Dec 06 27.3

Jan 07 22.7

Feb 07 18.5

Mar 07 11.2

Apr 07 12.2

May 07 15.8

Jun 07 18.7

Jul 07 15.4

Aug 07 10.2

Sep 07 5.4

Oct 07 3.0

Nov 07 6.9

Dec 07 8.1

Jan 08 8.5

Feb 08 8.4

Mar 08 8.4

Apr 08 8.9

May 08 5.0

Jun 08 3.7

Jul 08 2.0

Aug 08 1.1

Sep 08 2.5

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So was Aug 2008 the lowest sunspot value reached which meant solar minimum bottomed out? Who knows!

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with the increasing use of GPS enabled systems in mobile phones let alone satnav,i wonder how many people realise how degraded these services can become during severe solar activity,could be some interesting stories and unexpected

incidents as we come up to the next solar max

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http://science.nasa.gov/headlines/y2008/07...signsoflife.htm

So NASA think we've turned the corner at last. Upwards and onwards?

The minimum may have passed, but I don't think we'll see any real upwards trend until the sunspots get bigger and move towards the equator. The sunspots we've had so far have hardly been worth mentioning.

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im confused, in which way do the sunspots affect us?

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http://www.solarcycle24.com/ is reporting a new cycle 24 high lat sunspot ,as is spaceweather

probaly will not last,but there is no doubt things are beginning to speed up,still along way to go yet

I have never posted on this thread but always have a look. I note we haven't had any posts now for over a week does this mean the sun has gone quiet again?

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Looks like there might be another active area emerging over the eastern limb for Stereo B.

Ignore the bright line over the Soho image, they've been having data problems over the last few days. It is not an active area covering 1/8th of the surface of the Sun, honest!

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http://www.spaceweather.com/

At last! Somethings gone pop! http://nwstatic.co.uk/forum/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/dry.gif

"EXPLOSION IN PROGRESS: An explosion is underway on the sun. The source of the blast lies out of sight somewhere over the sun's western limb, but the ejecta is visible as it billows into space:"

More from linky!

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Just wondering if there was any meteor action expected last night?

We saw a dozen or so bright lights in groups of twos and threes soar across the sky in a NE directrion at 10pm from South of Inverness going over the Moray Firth. These were definitely not aircraft.......totally silent and no RAF excercises taking place from Kinloss at the moment.

Weird but no doubt there is some logical explanation

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43 squadron RAF LEUCHARS have been flying in multple 2-3 aircraft formations at nights and evenings this weekend according to some of the military aviation forums i belong too

hope this helps

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After a brief period of activity the sun seems to have gone a bit quiet again. We're almost at the point where NASA stated that things would move from within 'natural variability'. (I'm sure they said end of December)

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After a brief period of activity the sun seems to have gone a bit quiet again. We're almost at the point where NASA stated that things would move from within 'natural variability'. (I'm sure they said end of December)

Hathway seems confident that it will be the end of the year! Then again, he was confident a few months back. Me thinks it will be some time soooooooooon! :D

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