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New Sunspot Several Times Wider Than Earth Rotating Into View

Discussion in 'Amateur Radio News' started by K5XS, Nov 23, 2020.

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  1. KA2FIR

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  2. AK5CT

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    Dang Mike,
    You should have given us a warning,
    I can't see anything but a big purple spot in my shack right now ... where did I put those sunglasses.
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  3. W7UUU

    W7UUU Principal Moderator Lifetime Member 133 Administrator Volunteer Moderator Platinum Subscriber Life Member QRZ Page

    DON'T CHASE THE SPOT!!! You'll bump into the walls :eek:

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  4. WC1X

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    see spot run...
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  5. MW1CFN

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    Eh? You are operating, aren't you? Even at 12m, propagation has been quite consistently open for most of the solar minimum.
  6. 9A5O

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    I'm hoping for 1980s propagations, 28Mhz open 24/7 into USA & Far East!:)
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  7. W9MRH

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    Maybe an ice age is what it will take to kill off COVID.
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  8. NB4R

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    Like you I am recent new ham (Jan 2015) (yes, a no coder) I too am looking forward to what most of you have already enjoyed. A full solar cycle.
    I also look forward to learning code and using it at the peak of the cycle. If the good lord is willing and the creek don't rise.
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  9. N1FM

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    Daily Sun: 25 Nov 20


    Solar wind flowing from this narrow extension of a northern coronal hole could brush Earth's magnetic field on Nov. 26-27.


    Sunspot number: 37

    All three of these relatively large sunspots pose a threat for C-class solar flares.

    Days with 0 sunspots (11 year average)
    Current Stretch: 0 days
    2020 total: 206 days (63%)
    2019 total: 281 days (77%)
    2018 total: 221 days (61%)
    2017 total: 104 days (28%)
    2016 total: 32 days (9%)
    2015 total: 0 days (0%)
    2014 total: 1 day (<1%)
    2013 total: 0 days (0%)
    2012 total: 0 days (0%)
    2011 total: 2 days (<1%)
    2010 total: 51 days (14%)
    2009 total: 260 days (71%)

    The Radio Sun
    10.7 cm flux: 100 sfu

    Planetary K-index
    Now: Kp= 1 quiet
    24-hr max: Kp= 3 quiet

    Geomagnetic Storms and Auroral Oval:


    Probabilities for significant disturbances in Earth's magnetic field are given for three activity levels: active, minor storm, severe storm

    0-24 hr
    24-48 hr
    25 %
    25 %
    10 %
    10 %
    01 %
    01 %

    High latitudes
    0-24 hr
    24-48 hr
    15 %
    15 %
    25 %
    30 %
    35 %
    40 %

    Potentially hazardous asteroid on Dec. 1

    2020 SO

    0.1 LD Miss distance (lunar distance)
    3.9 Velocity (km/s)
    6 Diameter (m) SO&orb=1

    Also - Not safe to land on Mars; due to current dust storm, use extreme caution.

    DUST STORM ON MARS: A global dust storm is brewing on Mars. Since mid-November, amateur astronomers have been seeing tendrils of yellow-orange dust creep around the Red Planet. Austrian astrophotographer Michael Karrer took this picture on Nov. 18th:


    Tune to freq's below and listen. If out of state signals are heard, then 10 meters is OPEN.
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  10. ZL1MTO

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    You don't need to go that far. I started on the radio at the beginning of Cycle 21 and it was unbelievable. I was in Brazil at that time and remember that I could hear perfectly American truck drivers talking on the 11 meter band, this was like 3.00pm local time.
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