Same weather as yesterday, a mix of sun and cloud with low to moderate winds this morning then will increase to moderate to high by the afternoon, low to moderate windchills and a high of -1C. Currently we a few clouds, a temperature of -6C with no windchill as our winds are calm.
We have no 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 on our Northern Highways.
HAVE A GREAT FRIDAY!
CURRENT HIGHWAY CONDITIONS
The Complete Galactic Plane: Up and Down
Image Credit & Copyright: Moophz Himself (Maroun Habib)Explanation:
Is it possible to capture the entire plane of our galaxy in a single image? Yes, but not in one exposure — and it took some planning to do it in two. The top part of the featured image
is the night sky above Lebanon
, north of the equator, taken in 2017 June. The image was taken at a time when the central band of the Milky Way Galaxy
passed directly overhead. The bottom half was similarly captured six months later in latitude
, south of Earth’s equator
. Each image therefore captured the night sky in exactly the opposite direction
of the other, when fully half the Galactic plane was visible. The southern half was then inverted — car and all — and digitally appended
to the top half to show the entire central band of our Galaxy
, as a circle, in a single image. Many stars and nebulas are visible, with the Large Magellanic Cloud
being particularly notable inside the lower half of the complete galactic circle.
Tomorrow’s picture: future sky