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.

Monday, 25 September 2017

IT'S BACK! Dangerous and powerful sunspot AR2673 which blasted a massive X9.3-class (the biggest in a decade) is showing up on our Sun

NASA Solar Dynamics Observatory

Update! MONSTER SUNSPOT RETURNS, NO LONGER SCARY: Monster sunspot AR2673, which unleashed four X-class solar flares earlier this month, has returned after a two-week trip around the far side of the sun.
The formerly potent sunspot decayed while it was gone, and no longer appears to be a threat for strong flares according to 

IT'S BACK! Dangerous and powerful sunspot AR2673 which blasted a massive  X9.3-class (the biggest in a decade) is showing up on our Sun....
On September the 5th tiny sunspot AR2673 expanded more than 10-fold in a single day, suddenly becoming one of the largest sunspots of the year, which promised the chance of X-Class flares for the first time since May 2015.
And sunspot AR2673 didn't disappoint: On September the 6th a X9.3-class solar flare-the, strongest solar flare in more than a decade EXPLODED from giant sunspot AR2673, the flare was the equal 14th biggest ever recorded, see below.

Sunspot AR2673 blasted off altogether 4 X-class flares with another "monster" X8-class flare before it departed...
For the past two weeks, AR2673 has been transiting the backside of the sun, carried around by the sun's 27-day rotation and...IT'S BACK!
 It is due to return in the next day or so.
The loops, shown TOP, trace the AR2673's towering magnetic canopy, coming into view before the sunspot itself.
Will it be as powerful as it was back in early September?
Time will tell.

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