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.

Wednesday, 10 January 2018

A new Coronal Hole opens up on the sun's atmosphere gaseous material is emerging from this hole faster than 500 km/s (1.1 million mph)

Credit SDO
As the first major quake of 2018 struck this morning it should come as no surprise a new coronal hole faces Earth, see above.
After a quiet period, this morning's event was the first major quake in almost a month.
Solar wind flowing from this coronal hole will reach Earth and cause polar geomagnetic activity on Jan. 13th.
Until then we could be in for more major quakes.
The coronal hole, shown in the picture above is a region in the sun's atmosphere where the magnetic field peels back and allows solar wind to escape.
According to Spaceweather a "coronal hole" is a region where a gaseous material is emerging from this hole faster than 500 km/s (1.1 million mph).
As the gaseous material (solar wind) is hurled into space it can reach speeds of 800km/second as it batters anything in its path which on this occasion is Earth, luckily our magnetosphere will absorb the solar wind causing beautiful aurorae at the Earths poles.
The days before the solar winds arrive can be a vulnerable time on our planet for earthquakes, as seen this morning.
Coronal holes are also known to influence other aspects here on Earth they are known to cause problems for animals who rely on the Earth's magnetic field to migrate.
The solar wind is also known to cause seizures and migraines in humans and behaviour problems in children and animals.


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