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...

Saturday, 10 March 2018

Wonderful Auroras as far south as Maine and Scotland tonight as the Earth is entering a possible G1-class geomagnetic storm

Credit NOAA
Our sun has been spotless for almost a week now but that doesn't mean it has gone to sleep.
Earth is entering a stream of solar wind today at speeds of over 600km per second from a northern coronal hole in the sun's atmosphere.
The stage is set for a possible G1-class geomagnetic storm.
According to, NOAA computer models show more than 60 gigawatts of power currently surging through our planet's auroral oval:
Sky watchers in Canada and Alaska should be alert for auroras as night sweeps across North America on March 9-10.
NOAA is predicting bright auroras as far south as Maine, The Great Lakes and Scotland and Denmark in Europe tonight, see the map on the right.
The northern coronal hole in the sun's atmosphere has now turned away from facing the earth but another enormous hole in the sun's atmosphere is turning towards us and can be seen on the sun's western limb see below.
Of the 26 major quakes reported this year, 25 of them have occurred during coronal activity on the sun, so it should come as no surprise if a major quake or two are recorded in the coming days.
Solar wind flowing from this coronal hole should reach Earth on or about March 13th. Credit: SDO/AIA


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