Marching On Together


Marching On Together I have had a romance with a lady since my childhood just like thousands of other people around the world who are also in love with her. I have remained in love with her through the many bad times and the few good times, my love for her has never faltered and never will. My lady's name is Leeds United and she is just five games away from returning to the English Football Premiership, after sixteen years in the football wilderness. In the sixties, seventies and early nineties my lady was known as "Super Leeds," however in 2003, my love was relegated from the English Football Premiership due to financial miss-handling by her owners. "Super Leeds," dropped down to the third tier of English football. If Leeds United can grab ten points from their last five games my lady will be back where she belongs in the higher echelons of English football and I can once more embrace my love with happiness.

Leeds 5 v 0 Stoke, 7 points needed from 4 games... Swansea City 0 v 1 Leeds United, 4 points needed from 3 games...

Tuesday, 15 August 2017

August the month of signs and wonders...A lunar eclipse a full Solar eclipse a Perseid Meteor Shower and a massive Coronal hole emerging on the Sun

Photo Peter Ward (Barden Ridge Observatory)
It is the month of signs and wonders in the havens.
Kicking off the eclipse season, above, the Full Moon's grazing slide through Earth's shadow was visible from the eastern hemisphere on the 8th of August.
Up next is the much anticipated total solar eclipse of August 21.
Then, the New Moon's shadow track will include North America, the narrow path of totality running coast to coast through the United States.

On August the 10th and 11th the annual Perseid Meteor Shower rained down on Earth.
Normally bright and colorful, the Perseid shower meteors are produced by dust swept up by planet Earth from the orbit of Comet Swift-Tuttle.
They streak from a radiant in Perseus, above the horizon in clear predawn skies, despite interfering light from August's waning gibbous moon, seen below.

Photo nasa.gov

NOAA forecasters say there is a 55% chance of G1-class geomagnetic storms on Aug. 16th increasing to 70% on Aug. 17th as Earth moves into a stream of fast-moving solar wind.
The wind is flowing from a large Coronal hole in the sun's northern atmosphere:
This is a coronal hole (CH)--a region where the sun's magnetic field peels back and allows solar wind to escape.
Solar wind is flowing from this hole as fast as 700 km/s (1.6 million mph) see below.


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