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, 10 April 2018

A mag 6.2 - 54km SW of Ovalle, Chile is the 35th major quake of 2018 and the 34th to occur during coronal activity on our Sun

A powerful mag 6.2 - 54km SW of Ovalle, Chile has been reported by USGS this morning.
The quake is the 4th major quake of April and brings the total for the year to 35.
Of the 35 major quakes reported this year, 34 of them have occurred during coronal activity on the sun and today's is no exception.
According to, arriving some hours earlier than expected, a stream of fast-moving solar wind has reached Earth.
The gaseous material is flowing from a wide hole in the sun's atmosphere and could engulf our planet for several days.
NOAA forecasters estimate a 55% chance of G1-class geomagnetic storms on April 10th and 11th as Earth moves deeper into the stream.

The false-colour image, above, from NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory, shows where the solar wind is coming from.
Researchers call this a "coronal hole."
It is a wide region where the sun's magnetic field has opened up, allowing solar wind to escape.
Why are coronal holes dark?
Because the hot glowing gas that normally fills the void is gone ... to Earth.