Today’s Weather And Current Fire Conditions For Thursday June 7th, 2018

Mainly sunny today, moderate winds throughout the day and a high of 18C. Currently we have clear sky’s, a temperature of 12C, our winds are from the at ENE 11 km/h and will remain relatively steady throughout the day.

We do not have any weather or marine wind warnings for our area at this time.

OUR FIRE DANGER REMAINS AT LOW: Fire starts are unlikely. Weather and fuel conditions will lead to slow fire spread, low intensity and relatively easy control with light mop-up. Controlled burns can usually be executed with reasonable safety.





The Clash of NGC 3256 
Image Credit & LicenseNASAESAHubble Space Telescope
Explanation: Marked by an unusually bright central region, swirling dust lanes, and far flung tidal tails, peculiar NGC 3256 is the aftermath of a truly cosmic collision. The 500 million year old clash of two separate galaxies spans some 100 thousand light-years in this sharp Hubble view. Of course when two galaxies collide, individual stars rarely do. Giant galactic clouds of molecular gas and dust do interact though, and produce spectacular bursts of star formation. In this galaxy clash, the two original spiral galaxies had similar masses. Their disks are no longer distinct and the two galactic nuclei are hidden by obscuring dust. On the timescale of a few hundred million years the nuclei will likely also merge as NGC 3256 becomes a single large elliptical galaxy. NGC 3256 itself is nearly 100 million light-years distant toward the southern sailing constellation Vela. The frame includes many even more distant background galaxies and spiky foreground stars.

Tomorrow’s picture: Fermi Friday

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