Today’s Weather, Daily FIRE DANGER Report and Highway Observation Images For Wednesday September 11th, 2019

Mainly cloudy today. High 13. Clearing this evening. Low 6. Currently we have clouds a temperature of 10, winds are 5 km/h from the NE and will increase to 15 km/h throughout the day.

There are NO weather warnings and NO marine weather/wind warnings.

Our FIRE DANGER remains at LOW.

HAVE A GREAT WEDNESDAY!

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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.

IC 1805: The Heart Nebula
Image Credit & Copyright: Bray Falls

Explanation: What energizes the Heart Nebula? First, the large emission nebula dubbed IC 1805 looks, in whole, like a human heart. The nebula glows brightly in red light emitted by its most prominent element: hydrogen. The red glow and the larger shape are all powered by a small group of stars near the nebula’s center. In the center of the Heart Nebula are young stars from the open star cluster Melotte 15 that are eroding away several picturesque dust pillars with their energetic light and winds. The open cluster of stars contains a few bright stars nearly 50 times the mass of our Sun, many dim stars only a fraction of the mass of our Sun, and an absent microquasar that was expelled millions of years ago. The Heart Nebula is located about 7,500 light years away toward the constellation of Cassiopeia. Coincidentally, a small meteor was captured in the foreground during imaging and is visible above the dust pillars. At the top right is the companion Fishhead Nebula.Tomorrow’s picture: open space