Today’s Weather And Current Highway Conditions/Observations For FRIDAY! October 5th, 2018

Mainly cloudy. Chance of flurries this morning and early this afternoon. Winds will be moderate. Currently we have clouds, a temperature of -2C feels like -4C, winds are from the S at 5 km/h and will increase to 15 km/m throughout the day.

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

Our highways in the north are in good driving conditions.

HAVE A GREAT FRIDAY! AND WEEKEND!

CURRENT WEATHER AND MARINE WIND WARNINGS

CURRENT HIGHWAY CONDITIONS/OBSERVATIONS

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Discover the cosmos! Each day a different image or photograph of our fascinating universe is featured, along with a brief explanation written by a professional astronomer.

2018 October 5

The Last Days of Venus as the Evening Star 
Image Credit & CopyrightRadu-Mihai Anghel
Explanation: That’s not a young crescent Moon poised above the hills along the western horizon at sunset. It’s Venus in a crescent phase. About 54 million kilometers away and less than 20 percent illuminated, it was captured by telescope and camera on September 30 near Bacau, Romania. The bright celestial beacon is now languishing in the evening twilight, its days as the Evening Star in 2018 coming to a close. But it also grows larger in apparent size and becomes an ever thinner crescent in telescopic views. Heading toward an inferior conjunction (non-judgmental), the inner planet will be positioned between Earth and Sun on October 26 and lost from view in the solar glare. At month’s end a crescent Venus will reappear in the east though, rising just before the Sun as the brilliant Morning Star.

Tomorrow’s picture: light-weekend