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...

Monday, 25 June 2018

A fireball with a punch of about 3 kilotons slams into the atmosphere over Russia at 32,200 miles per hour (51,800 kilometres per hour)

More than five years after a large space rock slammed into the atmosphere over Russia, shattering thousands of windows in the city of Chelyabinsk below, another meteor exploded in the sky over the country last week, lighting up the early morning sky.
The fireball was captured on camera near the town of Lipetsk, between Moscow and the Ukrainian border.
It glows brightly for a second, leaving a trail of smoke that lingers for several minutes afterwards. The impact of the meteor on Earth's atmosphere was picked up by US government sensors used to detect nuclear explosions, among other things.
NASA estimates the resulting explosion packed a punch of about 2.8 kilotons, which pales compared with the 440 kiloton blast over Chelyabinsk in 2013, but is the most explosive asteroid entry measured so far in 2018.
There have been no reports of damage from the blast, but some eyewitnesses reported hearing a loud sonic boom, according to the International Meteor Organization.
NASA estimates the meteor was moving at about 32,200 miles per hour (51,800 kilometres per hour) when it exploded about 16.7 miles (27 kilometres) above the surface of the planet.
Fireballs are a relatively regular occurrence, often coinciding with meteor showers.
The Chelyabinsk fireball from 2013 was by far the most powerful such event recorded in the last 30 years, but an even more powerful impact is thought to have happened in Siberia in 1908.
So why always Russia? Actually, fireballs are seen around the world, but since Russia covers about an eighth of the globe's total land mass, it just makes mathematical sense they're more likely to be seen there.