Today’s Weather And Current Highway Conditions For Monday Apr. 9th, 2018

It will slowly continue to get warmer but we won’t see + temperatures until early next week. Chilly again this morning then it will warm up to 0C by the afternoon with low to moderate winds throughout the day. Currently we have a few clouds, a chilly  temperature of -12C feels like -15C with our light windchill, our winds are from the S at 6 km/h.

We currently have no weather, marine or blowing snow advisories for our area.

Our highways in and around our area continue to be in VERY GOOD spring driving conditions.




NGC 6960: The Witch’s Broom Nebula 
Image Credit & Copyright: Martin Pugh (Heaven’s Mirror Observatory)
Explanation: Ten thousand years ago, before the dawn of recorded human history, a new light would have suddenly have appeared in the night sky and faded after a few weeks. Today we know this light was from a supernova, or exploding star, and record the expanding debris cloud as the Veil Nebula, a supernova remnant. This sharp telescopic view is centered on a western segment of the Veil Nebula cataloged as NGC 6960 but less formally known as the Witch’s Broom Nebula. Blasted out in the cataclysmic explosion, the interstellar shock wave plows through space sweeping up and exciting interstellar material. Imaged with narrow band filters, the glowing filaments are like long ripples in a sheet seen almost edge on, remarkably well separated into atomic hydrogen (red) and oxygen (blue-green) gas. The complete supernova remnant lies about 1400 light-years away towards the constellation Cygnus. This Witch’s Broom actually spans about 35 light-years. The bright star in the frame is 52 Cygni, visible with the unaided eye from a dark location but unrelated to the ancient supernova remnant.

Tomorrow’s picture: sun burst

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