Today’s Weather And Current Fire Conditions For Thursday June 28th, 2018

A NICE DAY FOR GOLFING! Sunny and warm today a high of 28C and our winds will be low to moderate. Currently we have sun, a temperature of 18C and our winds are from the WSW at 6 km/h and will increase only 10-15 km/h throughout the day. The long weekend is not looking very good.

Currently we have no weather or marine wind warnings for our area at this time.

Our FIRE DANGER HAS NOW BEEN ELEVATED TO MODERATE as a number of fires have started in the last few day, most of which in the central portion of our province: Moderate (Blue) – Some wildfires may be expected. Expect moderate flame length and rate of spread. Control is usually not difficult and light to moderate mop-up can be expected. Although controlled burning can be done without creating a hazard, routine caution should be taken.





Sigma Octantis and Friends 
Image Credit & CopyrightFrank Sackenheim
Explanation: South pole star Sigma Octantis (of the constellation Octans) is on the left of this starry expanse spanning over 40 degrees across far southern skies. You’ll have to look hard to find it, though. The southern hemisphere’s faint counterpart to the north star Polaris, Sigma Octantis is a little over one degree from the South Celestial Pole. Also known as Polaris Australis, Sigma Octantis is below 5th magnitude, some 25 times fainter than Polaris and not easy to see with the unaided eye. In fact, it may be the faintest star depicted on a national flag. The remarkable deep and wide-field view also covers faint, dusty galactic cirrus clouds, bounded at the right by the star clusters and nebulae along the southern reaches of plane of our Milky Way galaxy. Near the upper right corner is yellowish Gamma Crucis, the top of the Southern Cross. Easy to pick out above and right of center is the long Dark Doodad nebula in the southern constellation Musca, the Fly.

Tomorrow’s picture: star cloud

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