Today’s Weather And Current Highway Conditions For Thursday Apr. 12th, 2018

It continues to be cold in the mornings. Cold this morning with sunshine, low to moderate winds and a high of -4C. Currently we have a few clouds, a temperature of -15C feels like -19C with our low windchill, our winds are from the NE at 10 km/h and will remain steady throughout the day.

There are no weather or marine warnings for our region at this time.

Our highways remain in VERY GOOD spring driving conditions for our area.




M22 and the Wanderers 
Image Credit & CopyrightDamian Peach
Explanation: Wandering through the constellation Sagittarius, bright planets Mars and Saturn appeared together in early morning skies over the last weeks. They are captured in this 3 degree wide field-of-view from March 31 in a close celestial triangle with large globular star cluster Messier 22. Of course M22 (bottom left) is about 10,000 light-years distant, a massive ball of over 100,000 stars much older than our Sun. Pale yellow and shining by reflected sunlight, Saturn (on top) is about 82 light-minutes away. Look carefully and you can spot large moon Titan as a pinpoint of light at about the 5 o’clock position in the glare of Saturn’s overexposed disk. Slightly brighter and redder Mars is 9 light-minutes distant. While both planets are moving on toward upcoming oppositions, by July Mars will become much brighter still, with good telescopic views near its 2018 opposition a mere 3.2 light-minutes from planet Earth.

Tomorrow’s picture: friggatriskaidekaphobia

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