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Solar activity trends

  1. May 1, 2012 #1
    Hi,

    I'm looking for a general solar activity chart that covers as much history as possible (up to this month or even better today).

    In a nutshell, I am looking to validate if we are in fact in a period of increasing solar activity which would apparently keep increasing until next year ?

    Anyone know where I can find this ?

    Thanks
    DanSolo
     
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  3. May 1, 2012 #2

    Bobbywhy

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  4. May 1, 2012 #3
    Hi,thanks,

    I know this site but I can't find the trends per say ? The page your link leads to is for may 2009. The 2012 button leads to a news article page.

    I am looking for a chart based trend (call me visual ;-))

    Thanks
    DanSolo
     
  5. May 1, 2012 #4

    davenn

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    solar activity is something I have followed closely for many years :)

    here's my fav site....
    IPS solar

    tables at the top graph at the bottom of the page

    Dave
     
  6. May 2, 2012 #5
    Thank you Dave. This is perfect.

    Do you know if NASA has such charts ?

    DanSolo
     
  7. May 2, 2012 #6

    davenn

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    they probably do, I am not aware of any links
    I make pretty much full time use of IPS.


    Dave
     
  8. Oct 15, 2012 #7
    I would like to create an online chart that would be generated from a real-time Sun Spot and CME data source.

    Does anyone know where the official data fur such 2 events comes from and how I can get this information ?

    Ideally this would be either downloadable FTP data or better, a direct database connection.

    Thanks
    Danny
     
  9. Oct 15, 2012 #8

    davenn

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    Once again I get this data daily in emails
    from both the IPS in Australia and from the Solar Terrestrial Despatch

    I dont know if they offer it in a FTP data format that could be loaded directly into Excel or something

    Dave
     
  10. Oct 15, 2012 #9

    Astronuc

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    http://sidc.oma.be/index.php
    http://sidc.oma.be/sunspot-index-graphics/sidc_graphics.php

    http://sidc.oma.be/LatestSWData/LatestSWData.phphttp://sidc.oma.be/index.php [Broken]

    http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/SolarCycle/

    Solar activity is expected to increase though next year, and then it might peak like Solar Cycle 20 (beginning in October 1964 and ending in June 1976) in 2014.
     
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