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...

Monday, 11 September 2017

BOOM! Departing shot: Sunspot AR2673 blasts off another monster X8-class flare and It could be back in two weeks

Photo SDO NASA Solar Dynamics Observatory recorded the flare's extreme UV flash Departing sunspot

AR2673 has erupted again producing another monster X8-class flare.
It is the 5th X-class flare in the last 5 days which is astonishing and something I have never witnessed before in ten years as a blogger, see below.

Above Goes data showing last night's monster X8-class flare.
The biggest was the enormous X9.3-class solar flare on Wednesday evening, the strongest solar flare in more than a decade.
It was the equal 14th biggest flare since 1976.
The massive flare is even more extraordinary as we are now entering Solar Minimum according to NASA.
Earth's magnetic field was battered by a severe G4-class geomagnetic storm with solar winds blowing at nearly 800km/sec
The severe storm came from the monster X9-class solar flare causing wonderful auroras as far south as Kentucky.
According to, Protons accelerated toward Earth by last night's explosion are swarming around our planet now, causing a moderately strong solar radiation storm.
A pulse of ultraviolet and X-radiation from the flare ionized the top of Earth's atmosphere, triggering a shortwave radio blackout over the Americas.

Blackout map NOAA Click on image to enlarge
Sunspot AR2673 materialized with shocking speed on Sept. 3rd. Three days later it unleashed the strongest solar flare in more than a decade with a X9.3-class eruption that hurled a CME directly at Earth. Now this memorable sunspot is about to disappear.
Later today, the sunspot will go around the bend, commencing a 2-week journey across the backside of the sun.
Will it still be as potent when it reappears 14 days from now, or will it be even stronger?
Stay tuned to The Big Wobble for the answer

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