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.
If you are wondering why my blog has changed colours it is in support of my wonderful lady during her next five games. (MOT)

Monday, 27 June 2016

Our naked star is clearly 'blushing!' Sun showing a total absence of sunspot activity

For the 5th day in a row, our star is naked and clearly blushing!
The blank Sun is showing a total absence of sunspot activity.
As a result, solar activity is low.
NOAA forecasters say the chance of a strong solar flare today is no more than 1%.
For the second time this month, the sun has gone completely blank.
On June 4th, the sun went completely spotless for the first time since 2011 and that quiet spell lasted for about 4 days.
Sunspot regions then reappeared for the next few weeks on a sporadic basis, but are once again completely missing from the surface of the sun.
The blank Sun is a clear indication she is heading for a new solar minimum reports: The Earth-facing side of the sun is quiet, but the farside is not.
We know because on Saturday something exploded there, hurling a cloud of plasma over the sun's eastern limb.
NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory recorded a movie of the high-flying debris: Within a few days, the underlying blast site should reveal itself as the sun's rotation brings the active region over the horizon.
We shall see if it is a large sunspot or something less threatening.
Until then, the visible disk of the sun remains blank and the odds of an Earth-directed explosion are low.
NOAA forecasters say there is no more than a 1% chance of strong solar flares on June 26th.