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...

Friday, 22 March 2019

The Sun awakes! Despite our Sun is now into Solar Minimum sunspot AR2736 stretches more than 100,000 km and is releasing CMEs toward Earth

 C-class flare credit NOAA 

Three days ago, sunspot AR2736 did not exist but now stretches more than 100,000 km across the Sun and is growing rapidly.
Despite the fact, our Sun is now into Solar Minimum, sunspot AR2736 has spat out 10 C-class solar flares in the last two days.
According to, sunspot AR2736 has a complicated magnetic field that is crackling with C-class solar flares.
Sunspots are islands of magnetism floating on the surface of the sun.
Most sunspots, like most magnets, have two poles + (N) and - (S). Sunspot ARorio2736, however, has multiple poles with areas of + and - jostling against one another.
This is why the sunspot is crackling with flares.
Magnetic field lines of opposing polarity criss-cross and explode--a process is known as magnetic reconnection.
In the grand scheme of space weather, C-class solar flares are not considered to be major events.
However, these explosions are noteworthy now because the sun has recently been so quiet.
Solar Minimum is underway.
In context, C-flares represent a real uptick in solar activity.
They can ionize the top of Earth's atmosphere, disturb shortwave radio communications, and even hurl CMEs toward Earth.
Indeed, one is heading our way now.


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