Today’s Weather, Highway Conditions and Images For Tuesday March 17th, 2020

Sunny today. Increasing cloudiness late this morning. Wind up to 15 km/h. High -10. Wind chill -24 this morning and -14 this afternoon. Mainly cloudy tonight. 60% chance of light snow overnight. Wind up to 15 km/h. Low -24. Wind chill -17 this evening and -28 overnight. Risk of frostbite. Currently we have a few clouds a temperature of -19 feels like -23 , our winds are 3 km/h from the W.

Currently we have NO weather warnings and NO marine weather/wind warnings for our area at this time.

Our highways in and around our area are in FAIR/GOOD DRIVING CONDITIONS WITH SAME PARTLY COVERED SLIPPERY SECTIONS AND SLIPPERY SECTIONS AROUND HIGHWAY JUNCTIONS, PLEASE TAKE CAUTION WHEN ENTERING THESE AREAS.

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.

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2020 March 17
M77: Spiral Galaxy with an Active Center
Image Credit: HubbleNASAESAProcessing & LicenseJudy Schmidt

Explanation: What’s happening in the center of nearby spiral galaxy M77? The face-on galaxy lies a mere 47 million light-years away toward the constellation of the Sea Monster (Cetus). At that estimated distance, this gorgeous island universe is about 100 thousand light-years across. Also known as NGC 1068, its compact and very bright core is well studied by astronomers exploring the mysteries of supermassive black holes in active Seyfert galaxies. M77 and its active core glows bright at x-rayultravioletvisibleinfrared, and radio wavelengths. The featured sharp image of M77 was taken by the Hubble Space Telescope and is dominated by the (visible) red light emitted by hydrogen. The image shows details of the spiral’s winding spiral arms as traced by obscuring dust clouds, and red-tinted star forming regions close in to the galaxy’s luminous core.Astrophysicists: Browse 2,100+ codes in the Astrophysics Source Code Library
Tomorrow’s picture: amazing rays