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  • Location: Coniston, Cumbria 90m ASL
  • Weather Preferences: wintry
  • Location: Coniston, Cumbria 90m ASL

    Observed Flux Density 68.7

    Adjusted flux density 69.8 = very low

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    Just a few pics from early this morning at West Sands, St. Andrews  First one was 100iso eq @ f1.8 and 10 sec exposure, strong moonlight about midnight with the faintest of hint of an aurora.

    From Salon on the Isle Of Rum & The Isle Of Lewis tonight. Credit; Martin Keivers and Emma Mitchell.  

    More shots here from Scotland last night. Fingers crossed again tonight as there is another predicted Kp7 ☺

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  • Location: Weston-S-Mare North Somerset
  • Weather Preferences: Hot sunny , cold and snowy, thunderstorms
  • Location: Weston-S-Mare North Somerset

    3 days blank, 93 for 2020 74%

    Solar flux 69

    Thermosphere: 3.34

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  • Location: Coniston, Cumbria 90m ASL
  • Weather Preferences: wintry
  • Location: Coniston, Cumbria 90m ASL

    Observed Flux Density 69.3

    Adjusted Flux Density 70.5 =low

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  • Location: Coniston, Cumbria 90m ASL
  • Weather Preferences: wintry
  • Location: Coniston, Cumbria 90m ASL

    Observed Flux Density 69.3

    Adjusted Flux Density 70.5 = low

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  • Location: Weston-S-Mare North Somerset
  • Weather Preferences: Hot sunny , cold and snowy, thunderstorms
  • Location: Weston-S-Mare North Somerset

    4 days blank,  95 for 2020, 75%

    Solar flux 69

    Thermosphere: 3.30

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  • Location: Coniston, Cumbria 90m ASL
  • Weather Preferences: wintry
  • Location: Coniston, Cumbria 90m ASL

    Observed Flux Density 69.5

    Adjusted Flux Density 70.7 = low

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  • Location: Weston-S-Mare North Somerset
  • Weather Preferences: Hot sunny , cold and snowy, thunderstorms
  • Location: Weston-S-Mare North Somerset

    5 days blank,  96 for 2020,75%

    Solar flux 70

    Thermosphere 3.32

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  • Location: Weston-S-Mare North Somerset
  • Weather Preferences: Hot sunny , cold and snowy, thunderstorms
  • Location: Weston-S-Mare North Somerset

    6 days blank,  97 for 2020, 75%

    Solar flux 69

    Thermosphere:3.34

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  • Location: Coniston, Cumbria 90m ASL
  • Weather Preferences: wintry
  • Location: Coniston, Cumbria 90m ASL

    Observed Flux Density 67.9

    Adjusted Flux Density 69.2 = very low

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  • Location: Weston-S-Mare North Somerset
  • Weather Preferences: Hot sunny , cold and snowy, thunderstorms
  • Location: Weston-S-Mare North Somerset

    7 days blank,  98 for 2020, 75%

    Solar flux 68

    Thermosphere: 3.33

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  • Location: Coniston, Cumbria 90m ASL
  • Weather Preferences: wintry
  • Location: Coniston, Cumbria 90m ASL

    Observed Flux Density 67.8

    Adjusted Flux Density 69.1 = V Low

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  • Location: Weston-S-Mare North Somerset
  • Weather Preferences: Hot sunny , cold and snowy, thunderstorms
  • Location: Weston-S-Mare North Somerset

    8 days blank,  99 for 2020, 76%

    Solar flux 71

    Thermosphere: 3.32

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  • Location: Weston-S-Mare North Somerset
  • Weather Preferences: Hot sunny , cold and snowy, thunderstorms
  • Location: Weston-S-Mare North Somerset

    9 days blank, 100 for 2020, 76%

    Solar flux 68

    Thermosphere: 3.34

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  • Location: Leeds/Bradford border, 185 metres above sea level, around 600 feet
  • Location: Leeds/Bradford border, 185 metres above sea level, around 600 feet

    The big 100 has been hit again for the 4th year in a row. 

    Although there's a risk it could all end in the next few months the historical data suggests we are plodding along at near record pace for where we are in the cycle.

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    With 4 consecutive years of 100+ sunspots (and you'd imagine 200 even if we drop off) we are looking at 1878, 1890, 1902, 1914 and a total between 153-280. The later three analogues had the peak in year 3 suggesting a lower haul than 2019 (last year had a 90%+ spotless rate in Q3 and Q4 so without a collapse in activity the data probably supports that) however the first saw 1878 be the peak year and another 100+ for a fifth time in 1879. 

    In terms of the minimum it seems they declare by the month using a 12 month mean. With that in mind i have taken a look and it seems that June (if we score less than 80% spotless) or July (if we score less than 90% spotless) are likely to be the declared minimum of this solar cycle.

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  • Location: Coniston, Cumbria 90m ASL
  • Weather Preferences: wintry
  • Location: Coniston, Cumbria 90m ASL

    Observed Flux Density 66.2

    Adjusted Flux Density 67.5 = very low

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  • Location: South Ockendon, Thurrock, SW Essex
  • Weather Preferences: Severe frosts, Heavy snowfall, Thunder and lightning, Stormy weather
  • Location: South Ockendon, Thurrock, SW Essex

    Sunspot number: 0

    Updated 12 May 2020

    Spotless Days
    Current Stretch: 10 days
    2020 total: 101 days (76%)

    Solar wind
    speed: 307.4 km/sec
    density: 6.6 protons/cm3
    more data: ACE, DSCOVR
    Updated: Today at 1545 UT X-ray Solar Flares
    6-hr max: A0 1326 UT May12
    24-hr: A1 0510 UT May12
    explanation | more data
    Updated: Today at: 1550 UT Daily Sun: 12 May 20 The sun is blank--no sunspots. Credit: SDO/HMI


    Thermosphere Climate Index
    today: 3.34x1010 W Cold
    Max: 49.4x1010 W Hot (10/1957)
    Min: 2.05x1010 W Cold (02/2009)
    Updated 12 May 2020

    The Radio Sun
    10.7 cm flux: 68 sfu

     

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  • Location: Coniston, Cumbria 90m ASL
  • Weather Preferences: wintry
  • Location: Coniston, Cumbria 90m ASL

    Observed Flux Density 68.9

    Adjusted Flux Density 70.3 = low

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  • Location: Weston-S-Mare North Somerset
  • Weather Preferences: Hot sunny , cold and snowy, thunderstorms
  • Location: Weston-S-Mare North Somerset

    11 days blank,  102 for 2020, 76%

    Solar flux 69

    Thermosphere: 3.34

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  • Location: Coniston, Cumbria 90m ASL
  • Weather Preferences: wintry
  • Location: Coniston, Cumbria 90m ASL

    Observed Flux Density 69.6

    Adjusted Flux Density 71.1 = low

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  • Location: South Ockendon, Thurrock, SW Essex
  • Weather Preferences: Severe frosts, Heavy snowfall, Thunder and lightning, Stormy weather
  • Location: South Ockendon, Thurrock, SW Essex

     

     

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  • Location: Weston-S-Mare North Somerset
  • Weather Preferences: Hot sunny , cold and snowy, thunderstorms
  • Location: Weston-S-Mare North Somerset

    12 days blank,  103 for 2020, 76%

    Solar flux 69

    Thermosphere: 3.27

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  • Location: Coniston, Cumbria 90m ASL
  • Weather Preferences: wintry
  • Location: Coniston, Cumbria 90m ASL

    Observed Flux Density 69.1

    Adjusted Flux Density 70.6 = low

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  • Location: Weston-S-Mare North Somerset
  • Weather Preferences: Hot sunny , cold and snowy, thunderstorms
  • Location: Weston-S-Mare North Somerset

    13 days blank,  104 for 2020, 76%

    Solar flux 68

    Thermosphere: 3.27

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  • Location: Coniston, Cumbria 90m ASL
  • Weather Preferences: wintry
  • Location: Coniston, Cumbria 90m ASL

    Observed Flux Density 69.0

    Adjusted flux density 70.5 = low

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  • Location: Weston-S-Mare North Somerset
  • Weather Preferences: Hot sunny , cold and snowy, thunderstorms
  • Location: Weston-S-Mare North Somerset

    14 days blank, 105 for 2020, 77%

    Solar flux 68

    Thermosphere: 3.27

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