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...

Tuesday, 5 September 2017

Sunspot AR2673 expands more than 10-fold in a single day:Chance of X-Class flare today for the first time since May 2015


Graph NOAA showing a burst of M-class flares since yesterday evening by sunspot AR2673

  • The tiny sunspot AR2673 expanding more than 10-fold in a single day, suddenly becoming one of the largest sunspots of the year, see movie below.
  • The behemoth sunspot has continued to grow and now, on Sept. 5th, it has a 'beta-gamma-delta' magnetic field that harbors energy for X-class solar flares.

Last night rapidly growing sunspot AR2673 blasted an impressive M5.5 class flare (CME) toward Earth, it was the biggest flare since the M5.8 class flare was released on April the third this year by sunspot AR2644...

According to Spaceweather.com NOAA analysts are still modeling the cloud's trajectory.
At first glance, the CME appears likely to reach our planet on Sept. 6th with the possibility of moderately strong (G2-class) geomagnetic storms when it arrives.

On Saturday, Sept. 2nd, sunspot AR2673 was an unremarkable speck largely ignored by forecasters. On Sunday, Sept. 3rd, it underwent a furious transformation.
The movie from SDO shows the tiny sunspot AR2673 expanding more than 10-fold in a single day, suddenly becoming one of the largest sunspots of the year.
The behemoth sunspot has continued to grow and now, on Sept. 5th, it has a 'beta-gamma-delta' magnetic field that harbors energy for X-class solar flares.
Any such explosion today would be geoeffective as the active region is directly facing Earth.
Possible outcomes include strong shortwave radio blackouts, Earth-directed CMEs and geomagnetic storms later this week.

Spaceweather.com

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