The cold continues! Cold, mostly sunny, low to moderate winds and a high of only -18C for today, the cold will continue for the next several days and there is no snow in the forecast for the next while. Currently we have a few clouds, a cold temperature of -22C feels like -30C, our winds are from the W at 14 km/h and will remain steady throughout the day/evening and overnight.
There are now weather, marine or blowing snow warnings for our area at this time.
Our highways in and around our area are in GOOD winter driving conditions. PLEASE plan ahead when traveling.
HAVE A GREAT WEDNESDAY!
CURRENT HIGHWAY CONDITIONS
NGC 7331 Close-Up
Image Credit & License: ESA/Hubble & NASA/D. Milisavljevic (Purdue University)Explanation:
Big, beautiful spiral galaxy NGC 7331
is often touted as an analog to our own Milky Way
. About 50 million light-years distant in the northern constellation Pegasus
, NGC 7331 was recognized early on as a spiral nebula
and is actually one of the brighter galaxies not
included in Charles Messier’s famous
18th century catalog. Since the galaxy’s disk is inclined
to our line-of-sight, long telescopic exposures often result in an image that evokes a strong sense of depth. In this Hubble Space Telescope close-up
, the galaxy’s magnificent spiral arms feature dark obscuring dust lanes, bright bluish clusters of massive young stars, and the telltale reddish glow of active star forming regions. The bright yellowish central regions harbor populations of older, cooler stars. Like the Milky Way
, a supermassive black hole lies at the core of of spiral galaxy NGC 7331.
Tomorrow’s picture: pixels in space