We should see the sun peek through the clouds today with calm to low winds a nice high of 0C, there is no snow in the forecast until at least early to mid next week. Currently we have overcast shy, temperature of -3C there is no windchill, our winds are from the WNW at 2 km/h and will remain steady throughout the day.
There no weather or marine wind warnings for our area at this time.
Our highways are in good winter driving conditions. Caution is still recommended and please plan ahead if your traveling.
HAVE A GREAT THURSDAY!
CURRENT HIGHWAY CONDITIONS
M33: Triangulum Galaxy
Image Credit & Copyright: Peter Nagy Explanation:
The small, northern constellation Triangulum
harbors this magnificent face-on spiral galaxy, M33. Its popular names include the Pinwheel Galaxy or just the Triangulum Galaxy
. M33 is over 50,000 light-years in diameter, third largest in the Local Group
of galaxies after the Andromeda Galaxy (M31), and our own Milky Way. About 3 million light-years from the Milky Way, M33 is itself thought to be a satellite of the Andromeda Galaxy and astronomers
in these two galaxies would likely have spectacular views of each other’s grand spiral star systems. As for
the view from planet Earth, this sharp composite image
nicely shows off M33’s blue star clusters and pinkish star forming
regions along the galaxy’s loosely wound spiral arms. In fact, the cavernous NGC 604
is the brightest star forming region, seen here at about the 7 o’clock position from the galaxy center. Like M31, M33’s population of well-measured variable stars have helped make this nearby spiral a cosmic yardstick for establishing
the distance scale
of the Universe.
Tomorrow’s picture: pixels in space