Today’s Weather And Current Highway Conditions For Wednesday April 3rd, 2019

Mainly sunny today. Wind up to 15 km/h. High -3C wind chill -20C in the morning and -7C in the afternoon. Clear tonight, increasing cloudiness near midnight then periods of light snow. Wind up to 15 km/h. Low -12C wind chill near -18C. Currently we have a few clouds, chilly temperature of -12C feels like -16C, our winds are 6 km/h and will increase to 15 km/h throughout the day.

Our highways in and around area are in EXCELLENT DRIVING CONDITIONS.

We currently have NO weather warnings and NO marine weather warnings.

HAVE A GREAT WEDNESDAY!

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Wisps Surrounding the Horsehead Nebula 
Image Credit & Copyright: Mario Zauner

Explanation: The famous Horsehead Nebula in Orion is not alone. A deep exposure shows that the dark familiar shaped indentation, visible just below center, is part of a vast complex of absorbing dust and glowing gas. To bring out details of the Horsehead’s pasture, an amateur astronomer used a backyard telescope in Austria to accumulate and artistically combine 7.5 hours of images in the light of Hydrogen (red), Oxygen (green), and Sulfur (blue). The resulting spectacular picture details an intricate tapestry of gaseous wisps and dust-laden filaments that were created and sculpted over eons by stellar winds and ancient supernovas. The Flame Nebula is visible just to the left of the Horsehead, while the bright star on the upper left is Alnilam, the central star in Orion’s Belt. The Horsehead Nebula lies 1,500 light years distant towards the constellation of Orion.Bounce around the Universe: Random APOD Generator
Tomorrow’s picture: open space

Today’s Weather And Current Highway Conditions For Tuesday April 2nd, 2019

A mix of sun and cloud today, 60% chance of flurries late this morning and this afternoon. Wind northwest 20 km/h gusting to 40. High -2C. Wind chill -13C in the morning and -8C in the afternoon. Partly cloudy this evening/tonight. 60% chance of flurries this evening. Clearing before morning. Wind northwest 20 km/h gusting to 40 becoming light this evening. Low -11C. Wind chill -12C in the evening and -18C overnight. Currently we have clouds, a temperature of -7C feels like -12C, our winds are 13 km/h and will increase to 25 km/h throughout the day.

Our highways in and around our area REMAIN IN FAIR DRIVING CONDITIONS. Continue to drive with caution.

We currently have NO weather warnings and NO marine weather warnings

HAVE A GREAT TUESDAY!

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Space Station Silhouette on the Moon 
Image Credit & Copyright: Eric Holland

Explanation: What’s that unusual spot on the Moon? It’s the International Space Station. Using precise timing, the Earth-orbiting space platform was photographed in front of a partially lit gibbous Moon last month. The featured image was taken from Palo AltoCaliforniaUSA with an exposure time of only 1/667 of a second. In contrast, the duration of the transit of the ISS across the entire Moon was about half a second. A close inspection of this unusually crisp ISS silhouette will reveal the outlines of numerous solar panels and trusses. The bright crater Tycho is visible on the lower left, as well as comparatively rough, light colored terrain known as highlands, and relatively smooth, dark colored areas known as maria. On-line tools can tell you when the International Space Station will be visible from your area.Newly Added Venue: APOD now available on Instagram in Persian
Tomorrow’s picture: open space

Today’s Weather And Current Highway Conditions For Monday April 1st, 2019

A mix of sun and cloud today 60% chance of rain showers or flurries late 
this morning and this afternoon. Wind becoming west 20 km/h gusting to 40 near noon. High +4C. Partly cloudy tonight 60% chance of rain showers or flurries changing to 60% chance of flurries late this evening. Wind west 20 km/h gusting to 40 becoming light early this evening. Wind becoming northwest 20 overnight. Low -6C. Wind chill -6C in the evening and -13C overnight. Currently we have clouds, a temperature of -5C feels like -8C, winds are 8 km/h from the SSW and will increase throughout the day.

Our highways in and around our area remain in EXCELLENT DRIVING CONDITIONS.

There are NO weather warnings and NO marine weather warnings for our area at this time.

HAVE A GREAT MONDAY!

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Astronaut Kicks Lunar Field Goal 
Image Credit: NASAApollo 15Team

Explanation: Score three points for NASA. With time running out late in Apollo 15‘s mission to the Moon in 1971, Astronaut David Scott prepared to split the uprights and bring about yet another dramatic end-of-the-mission victory for NASA. Scott used a special lunar football designed for the rugged games held on the Moon. R1-D1, a predecessor to R2-D2, cheered from the sideline. Happy April Fools’ Day from the folks at APOD. In reality, Astronaut Scott placed a drill that measured how temperature changed with lunar depth. The foreground device actually detected high-energy particles that escaped from the Sun.No Joke: NASA Plans to Return to the Moon in the Next Five Years
Tomorrow’s picture: freeze frame ISS

Today’s Weather And Current Highway Conditions For FRIDAY! March 22nd, 2019

Sunny today, wind becoming south 20 km/h late this afternoon, high +10C. Clear tonight. wind southwest 20 km/h becoming light before morning, low -4C, wind chill -6C overnight. Current we have a few clouds, we have a temperature of -4C, our winds are 11 km/h from the SSE and will increase to 18 km/h throughout the day.

Our highways in and around our area continue to be BARE AND IN EXCELLENT DRIVING CONDITIONS. Please continue to drive with caution and plan ahead.

Currently we there are NO weather warnings and NO marine weather warnings.

HAVE A GREAT FRIDAY! AND SPRING BREAK!

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A Symphony in Northern Winter Skies 
Image Credit & CopyrightLorenzo Ranieri Tenti

Explanation: Despite the cold, a chance to view the shimmering northern lights coaxed this skygazer onto the frozen surface of Lake Superior on the west coast of the Keweenaw Peninusla and offered this nocturnal crescendo as a reward. A northern late winter night sky also plays across the panoramic composition of images made between 10pm and 1am on the night of February 28/March 1. At left, a faint band of Zodiacal light rises sharply from the horizon crossing Mars and the Pleides star cluster. Both the distant galaxy M31 and our own Milky Way shine above the greenish auroral arc. Navigational north pole star Polaris is centered above and accompanied on the right by the northern night’s most recognizable asterism, the Big Dipper. Terrestrial lights include markers for two breakwaters on the the horizon near the center of the scene.

Today’s Weather And Current Highway Conditions For Thursday March 21st, 2019

Sunny today, high +5C with in the 15 km/h range. Clear this evening, wind up to 15 km/h, low -5C, wind chill near -7C. Currently we have clear sky’s, a temperature of +1C feels like -4C, our winds are 23 km/h from the NW and will decrease to around 15 km/h throughout the day.

Our highways in and around our area REMAIN BARE and in EXCELLENT WINTER DRIVING CONDITIONS. Please continue to drive with caution and plan ahead when traveling.

We currently have NO weather warnings and NO marine weather warnings.

HAVE A GREAT THURSDAY!

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Star Trails and the Equinox Sunrise 
Image Credit & CopyrightJuan Carlos Casado (TWANEarth and Stars
Acknowledgement: Andrea Rodriguez Anton

Explanation: Stars trail and the Sun rises in this night and day composite panorama made on March 19. The view looks toward the eastern horizon from La Nava de Santiago, Spain. To create it, a continuous series of digital frames was recorded for about two hours and combined to trace the concentric motion of the stars through the night sky. A reflection of the Earth’s rotation, star trails curve around the north celestial pole toward upper left and the south celestial pole toward the lower right. Of course on that day the Sun was near the celestial equator, a diagonal straight line in the wide-angle projection. A dense dimming filter was used to capture the Sun’s image every two minutes. Superimposed on the star trails it rose due east in the morning sky. In the scene, foreground landscape and a local prehistoric monument were illuminated by full moonlight, though. The monument’s corridor faces nearly to the east and the equinox sunrise.Tomorrow’s picture: winter sky symphony

Today’s Weather And Current Highway Conditions For Tuesday March 19th, 2019

A mix of sun and cloud today. Clearing early this afternoon. Wind becoming west 20 km/h early this afternoon. High 6C. Clear tonight, wind west 20 km/h becoming light this evening. Low 4C. Wind chill -10C overnight. Currently we have some clouds, a temperature of -1C feels like -5C, our winds are 14 km/h from the WSW and will remain steady throughout the day.

Our highways in and around our area REMAIN BARE and in EXCELLENT DRIVING CONDITIONS. Please continue to drive with caution and plan a ahead when traveling our northern highways in the winter.

Currently we have NO weather warnings and NO marine weather warnings.

HAVE A GREAT TUESDAY!

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Abell 370: Galaxy Cluster Gravitational Lens 
Image Credit: NASAESAHubbleProcessing & Copyright: Rogelio Bernal Andreo (DeepSkyColors.com)

Explanation: What are those strange arcs? While imaging the cluster of galaxies Abell 370, astronomers noticed an unusual arc. The arc wasn’t understood right away — not until better images showed that the arc was a previously unseen type of astrophysical artifact of a gravitational lens, where the lens was the center of an entire cluster of galaxies. Today, we know that this arc, the brightest arc in the cluster, actually consists of two distorted images of a fairly normal galaxy that happens to lie far in the distance. Abell 370’s gravity caused the background galaxies’ light — and others — to spread out and come to the observer along multiple paths, not unlike a distant light appears through the stem of awine glass. Almost all of the yellow images featured here are galaxies in the Abell 370 cluster. An astute eye can pick up many strange arcs and distorted arclets, however, that are actually gravitationally lensed images of distant normal galaxies. Studying Abell 370 and its images gives astronomers a unique window into the distribution of normal and dark matter in galaxy clusters and the universe.Tomorrow’s picture: open space

Today’s Weather And Current Highway Conditions For Monday March 18th, 2019

Cloudy today, 30% chance of flurries this morning, high +3C, winds 15 km/h. Partly cloudy tonight, wind 15 km/h. Low -7C. Wind chill -5C in the evening and -10C overnight. Currently we have clouds, a temperature of -2C feels like -3C, our winds are 3 km/h from the SSE and will increase to 15 km/h throughout the day.

Our Highways remain BARE and in EXCELLENT WINTER DRIVING CONDITIONS. Please continue to drive ahead and with caution as you travel.

Currently we have NO weather warnings and NO marine weather warnings.

HAVE A GREAT MONDAY!

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Horsehead and Orion Nebulas 
Image Credit & Copyright: Mario Zauner

Explanation: The dark Horsehead Nebula and the glowing Orion Nebula are contrasting cosmic vistas. Adrift 1,500 light-years away in one of the night sky’s most recognizable constellations, they appear in opposite corners of the abovestunning two-panel mosaic. The familiar Horsehead nebula appears as a dark cloud on the lower left, a small silhouette notched against the glow of hydrogen (alpha) gas, here tinted orange. Alnitak is the easternmost star in Orion’s belt and can be found to the left of the Horsehead. Below Alnitak is the Flame Nebula, with clouds of bright emission and dramatic dark dust lanes. The magnificent emission region, the Orion Nebula (aka M42), lies at the upper right, surrounded by the blue glow of reflecting dust. Immediately to its left is a prominent reflection nebula sometimes called the Running Man. Pervasive tendrils of glowing hydrogen gas are easily traced throughout the region.Tomorrow’s picture: galaxy stretchers

HAPPY ST. PATRICK’S DAY! Today’s Weather And Current Highway Conditions For Sunday March 17th, 2019

A mix of sun and cloud today. 30% chance of flurries this morning. Winds 15 km/h. High +3C. Wind chill -12C in the morning. A few clouds tonight. Wind 15 km/h. Low -5C. Wind chill -4C in the evening and -9C overnight. Currently we have some clearing fog and some clouds, our temperature sits at -3C there is no windchill, our winds are calm but will increase to 10 km/h throughout the day.

Our highways in and around our area remain BARE and in EXCELLENT WINTER DRIVING CONDITIONS with the EXCEPTION of a small stretch of #6 close Gypsumville is COVERED AND SLIPPERY from a small amount of snow that fell over night.

We currently have NO weather warnings and NO marine weather warnings.

ENJOY YOUR ST. PADDY’S DAY AND YOUR SUNDAY!

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M106: A Spiral Galaxy with a Strange Center 
Image Credit: NASAESO , NAOJ, Giovanni Paglioli; Assembling and Processing: R. Colombari and R. Gendler

Explanation: What’s happening at the center of spiral galaxy M106? A swirling disk of stars and gas, M106‘s appearance is dominated by blue spiral arms and red dust lanes near the nucleus, as shown in the featured image. The core ofM106 glows brightly in radio waves and X-rays where twin jets have been found running the length of the galaxy. An unusual central glow makes M106 one of the closest examples of the Seyfert class of galaxies, where vast amounts of glowing gas are thought to be falling into a central massive black holeM106, also designated NGC 4258, is a relatively close 23.5 million light years away, spans 60 thousand light years across, and can be seen with a small telescope towards the constellation of the Hunting Dogs (Canes Venatici).Astrophysicists: Browse 1,900+ codes in the Astrophysics Source Code Library
Tomorrow’s picture: orange sky horse

Today’s Weather And Current Highway Conditions For Saturday March 16th, 2019

A mix of sun and cloud Today, 30% chance of flurries this afternoon. Wind 15 km/h. High +2.C Wind chill -20C in the morning. Mainly cloudy with 60% chance of flurries. Wind 15 km/h. Low -8C. Wind chill -3C in the evening and minus 11 overnight. Currently we have a few clouds, a temperature of -11C feels like -17C, our winds are 13 km/h from the SSE and will increase to 25-30 km/h throughout the day.

Our highways continue to remain BARE and in EXCELLENT WINTER DRIVING CONDITIONS. Please continue to drive with caution and plan ahead when traveling.

Currently we have NO weather warnings and NO marine weather warnings.

HAVE A GREAT SATURDAY!

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NGC 3324 in Carina 
Image Credit & CopyrightMartin Pugh

Explanation: This bright cosmic cloud was sculpted by stellar winds and radiation from the hot young stars of open cluster NGC 3324. With dust clouds in silhouette against its glowing atomic gas, the pocket-shaped star-forming region actually spans about 35 light-years. It lies some 7,500 light-years away toward the nebula rich southern constellation Carina. A composite of narrowband image data, the telescopic view captures the characteristic emission from ionized sulfur, hydrogen, and oxygen atoms mapped to red, green, and blue hues in the popular Hubble Palette. For some, the celestial landscape of bright ridges of emission bordered by cool, obscuring dust along the right side create a recognizable face in profile. The region’s popular name is the Gabriela Mistral Nebula for the Nobel Prize winning Chilean poet.

Today’s Weather And Current Highway Conditions For FRIDAY! March 15th, 2019

Sunny today, wind 15 km/h high -3C, wind chill -20C in the morning and -7C in the afternoon. Clear tonight partly cloudy near midnight, wind up 15 km/h. Low -14C. Wind chill -10C in the evening and -17C overnight. Currently we have a few clouds, a temperature of -13C feels like -20C, our winds are 14 km/h from the NW and will remain steady throughout the day.

Our highways in and around our area remain BARE and in EXCELLENT WINTER DRIVING CONDITIONS. Please continue to drive with caution and plan ahead when traveling.

Currently we have NO weather warnings and NO marine weather warnings.

HAVE A GREAT FRIDAY AND WEEKEND!

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A View Toward M101 
Image Credit & CopyrightChristoph KaltseisCEDIC 2019

Explanation: Big, beautiful spiral galaxy M101 is one of the last entries in Charles Messier’s famous catalog, but definitely not one of the least. About 170,000 light-years across, this galaxy is enormous, almost twice the size of our own Milky Way galaxy. M101 was also one of the original spiral nebulae observed by Lord Rosse’s large 19th century telescope, the Leviathan of Parsontown. M101 shares this modern telescopic field of view with more distant background galaxies, foreground stars within the Milky Way, and a companion dwarf galaxy NGC 5474 (lower right). The colors of the Milky Way stars can also be found in the starlight from the large island universe. Its core is dominated by light from cool yellowish stars. Along its grand design spiral arms are the blue colors of hotter, young stars mixed with obscuring dust lanes and pinkish star forming regions. Also known as the Pinwheel Galaxy, M101 lies within the boundaries of the northern constellation Ursa Major, about 23 million light-years away. Its companion NGC 5474 has likely been distorted by its past gravitational interactions with the dominant M101.