It will continue to warm in the afternoon today and for the rest of the week, with a mix of sun and cloud and low to moderate winds. Currently we have some cloud cover, a nice morning temperature of -7C with no windchill as our winds are calm. The next significant snowfall looks like it will be on Saturday into Sunday but thats a long way out.
There are no weather, marine or snowfall warnings for our area at this time.
Our highways in and around our area are in GOOD winter driving conditions with the odd slippery section. Please plan ahead when traveling on our northern highways.
HAVE A GREAT TUESDAY
CURRENT HIGHWAY CONDITIONS
Dueling Bands in the Night
Image Credit & License: Ruslan Merzlyakov (RMS Photography)Explanation:
What are these two bands in the sky? The more commonly seen band is the one on the right and is the central band of our Milky Way galaxy
. Our Sun
orbits in the disk of this spiral galaxy
, so that from inside, this diskappears as a band
of comparable brightness all the way around the sky. The Milky Way band
can also be seen all year — if out away from city lights
. The less commonly seem band, on the left, is zodiacal light
— sunlight reflected from dust orbiting the Sun in our Solar System. Zodiacal light
is brightest near the Sun and so is best seen just before sunrise or just after sunset. On some evenings in the north, particularly during the months of March and April, this ribbon ofzodiacal light
can appear quite prominent after sunset. It has recently been determined
that zodiacal dust was mostly expelled by comets that have passed near Jupiter
. Only on certain times of the year will the two bands be seen side by side, in parts of the sky, like this. Here the two streaks of light appear like the continuation of the banks of the Liver River
into the sky. The featured panorama
of consecutive exposures was recorded about three weeks ago in North Jutland
Tomorrow’s picture: an unexpected supernova