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...

Saturday, 10 February 2018

Another massive coronal hole emerging over the sun's eastern limb could be a significant threat to a very active Pacific Ring Of Fire

Credit SDO
Another massive coronal hole is emerging over the sun's eastern limb.
Solar wind flowing from the gap is expected to reach Earth on Feb. 15-16, according to Spaceweather.com.
With 15 major quakes from 16 occurring this year during coronal hole activity on our Sun and 13 of them along The Pacific Ring Of Fire and a similar amount of rumbling volcanoes, the coming days will most probably bring some fireworks, I would wager a major quake or two is a certainty.
Threatening sunspot AR2699 which doubled its size to more than 100,000 km across yesterday and is directly facing Earth this weekend has stalled during the past 24 hours, prompting NOAA forecasters to downgrade the chance of a strong M-class solar flare to only 15%
Apart from an isolated M-class flare in October 2017, and four X-class flares in September 2017 our Sun has gone into a slumber.
On the 27th of June, 2017, NASA announced a new Solar Minimum.
Every 11 years sunspots fade away, this event is called a Solar Minimum and this is happening now with 2019, 2020, expected to be the quietest period, so Sunspot AR2699 is an exciting prospect.
However, with coronal holes coming thick and fast the Sun is anything but boring!

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