Weekday Weather, Highway Conditions and Images For Monday March 23rd, 2020

A mix of sun and cloud today. Fog patches dissipating early this morning. Wind up to 15 km/h. High +1. Wind chill -10 this morning. Cloudy tonight. Snow beginning before morning. Wind up to 15 km/h. Low -6. Wind chill -9 this evening. Currently we have sun a temperature of -4 feels like -6, our winds are 5 km/h from the ENE.

Currently there are NO weather warnings and NO marine weather/wind warnings at this time.

Our highways in and around our area continue to be in EXCELLENT DRIVING CONDITIONS.


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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 23
From the Pleiades to the Eridanus Loop
Image Credit & Copyright: Hirofumi Okubo

Explanation: If you stare at an interesting patch of sky long enough, will it look different? In the case of Pleiades and Hyades star clusters — and surrounding regions — the answer is: yes, pretty different. Long duration camera exposures reveal an intricate network of interwoven interstellar dust and gas that was previously invisible not only to the eye but to lower exposure images. In the featured wide and deep mosaic, the dust stands out spectacularly, with the familiar Pleaides star cluster visible as the blue patch near the top of the image. Blue is the color of the Pleiades’ most massive stars, whose distinctive light reflects from nearby fine dust. On the upper left is the Hyades star cluster surrounding the bright, orange, foreground-star Aldebaran. Red glowing emission nebula highlight the bottom of the image, including the curving vertical red ribbon known as the Eridanus Loop. The pervasive dust clouds appear typically in light brown and are dotted with unrelated stars.Almost Hyperspace: Random APOD Generator
Tomorrow’s picture: black hole shredder