Mainly sunny and cold today, a high of -12C windchill’s in the high teens and winds will be moderate. Currently we have a few clouds, a temperature of -19C feels like -21C, our winds are 3 km/h from the WNW and will increase to 10 km/h throughout the day.
Our highways in and around our area are BARE AND IN EXCELLENT WINTER DRIVING CONDITIONS. Please plan ahead when traveling on our Northern Highways.
We have NO weather warnings and NO marine wind warnings at this time.
HAVE A GREAT TUESDAY!
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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.
InSight’s First Image from Mars
Image Credit: NASA/JPL-CaltechExplanation:
Welcome to Mars, NASA Insight. Yesterday NASA’s robotic spacecraft InSight
made a dramatic landing on Mars
after a six-month trek
across the inner Solar System. Needing to brake
from 20,000 km per hour to zero in about seven minutes
, Insight decelerated by as much as 8 g’s
and heated up to 1500 degrees Celsius
as it deployed a heat shield, a parachute, and at the end, rockets. The featured image
was the first taken
by InSight on Mars, and welcome proof that the spacecraft had shed enough speed to land softly
and function on the red planet. During its final descent, InSight’s rockets kicked up dust
which can be seen stuck to the lens cap of the Instrument Context Camera
. Past the spotty dirt, parts of the lander
that are visible include cover bolts at the bottom and a lander footpad on the lower right. Small rocks are visible across
the rusty red soil, while the arc across the top of the image is the Martian horizon
dividing land and sky. Over the next few weeks InSight
will deploy several scientific instruments, including a rumble-detecting seismometer
. These instruments are expected to give humanity unprecedented data involving the interior of Mars
, a region thought to harbor formation clues
not only about Mars, but Earth
Tomorrow’s picture: dark soul