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To who it may concern:

I am at Fermi's DOE HiHS honors program and I need to know where I can get current solar activities like flares and the such. I needed to know the cycle that it is in currently related to cosmic rays. PLEASE respond quickly

Here are a couple of places to get data via anonymous ftp: Look in the directory /pub/solar (and below) for daily solar activity reports.

From a Unix machine you can also get the daily report using the command finger | more

For sunspot counts, go to Look in the directory /pub/solar

I found these sites very readily using the AstroWeb index on Mosaic. I highly recommend Mosaic as a search tool.

RC Winther

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