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...

Friday, 24 March 2017

New formation: Tropical Cyclone Caleb nears Southern Indian Ocean paradise Cocos Island

On March 23 at 0700 UTC (3:00 a.m. EST) NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite provided a visible image of Caleb soon after it formed in the Southern Indian Ocean. Credits: NOAA/NASA Goddard MODIS Rapid Response

On March 23 at 0700 UTC (3:00 a.m. EST) the Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) instrument aboard NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite provided a visible image of Caleb.
The VIIRS image showed most of the clouds and convection (rising air that condenses and forms the clouds and storms that make up a tropical cyclone) were west of the center, as a result of easterly wind flow.
The Atmospheric Infrared Sounder or AIRS instrument aboard NASA's Aqua satellite looked at Tropical Cyclone Caleb in infrared light on Mar. 23 at 0729 UTC (3:29 a.m. EST).
AIRS infrared temperature data showed some cloud top temperatures of thunderstorms west of Caleb's center were as cold as minus 63 degrees Fahrenheit (minus 53 degrees Celsius).
NASA research has shown the storms with cloud tops that cold have the potential to generate heavy rainfall.
Those storms were affecting Cocos Island at the time Aqua passed overhead.
The Joint Typhoon Warning Center noted Caleb's formation at 0900 UTC (5 a.m. EST) when Caleb's maximum sustained winds were near 40 knots (46 mph/74 kph). Caleb was located near 12.4 degrees south latitude and 100.6 degrees east longitude.
That's about 215 nautical miles (133.6 miles) east of Cocos Island.
Caleb was moving to the southeast at 10 knots (11.5 mph/18.5 kph).
The Joint Typhoon Warning Center forecast track takes Caleb southeast.
It is expected to strengthen briefly, turn west and dissipate after five days.
Rob Gutro NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center