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...

Monday, 21 August 2017

Our Sun pops off an M-class flare, the first in more than a month as a massive sunspot opens up in time for the eclipse

As the Sun's total eclipse across North America tonight is on every ones lips our Sun popped off a surprise of it's own yesterday with a M1.1 class flare, the biggest solar flare in more than a month.
Photo Dave Eagle The M-class flare came from sunspot region 2672 which is out on the Sun's eastern limb.

On the 27th of June, NASA announced a new Solar Minimum was coming, every 11 years sunpsots fade away, this event is called a Solar Minimum and this is happening now with 2019, 2020, expected to be the the quietest period.

Sprawling sunspot AR2671 has a 'beta-gamma' magnetic field that harbors energy for M-class solar flares. Credit: SDO/HMI
However the M-class flare which came from sunspot region 2672 and a remarkably-long sunspot group which is sprawling across the solar disk, namely, AR2671, which stretches 140,000 miles from end to end, almost twice as wide as the planet Jupiter, our Sun is anything but quiet and should provide quite a show tonight.