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LL Ori and the Orion Nebula

Stars can make waves in the Orion Nebula’s sea of gas and dust. This esthetic close-up of cosmic clouds and stellar winds features LL Orionis, interacting with the Orion Nebula flow. Adrift in Orion’s stellar nursery and still in its formative years, variable star LL Orionis produces a wind more energetic than the wind from our own middle-aged Sun. As the fast stellar wind runs into slow moving gas a shock front is formed, analogous to the bow wave of a boat moving through water or a plane traveling at supersonic speed. The small, arcing, graceful structure just above and left of center is LL Ori’s cosmic bow shock, measuring about half a light-year across. The slower gas is flowing away from the Orion Nebula’s hot central star cluster, the Trapezium, located off the upper left corner of the picture. In three dimensions, LL Ori’s wrap-around shock front is shaped like a bowl that appears brightest when viewed along the “bottom” edge. This beautiful painting-like photograph is part of a large mosaic view of the complex stellar nursery in Orion, filled with a myriad of fluid shapes associated with star formation. via NASA
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#Earthquake Detected! – M 5.2 – 246km SE of Amahai, Indonesia

Time
2018-02-18 04:47:22 UTC
2018-02-18 13:47:22 +09:00 at epicenter
Location
4.914°S 130.477°E
Depth
120.56 km (74.91 mi)

#Earthquake Detected! – M 5.2 – 246km SE of Amahai, Indonesia

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USGS Magnitude 4.5+ Earthquakes, Past Hour

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#Earthquake Detected! – M 5.3 – 72km NE of Bristol Island, South Sandwich Islands

Time
2018-02-18 02:54:51 UTC
2018-02-18 00:54:51 -02:00 at epicenter
Location
58.535°S 25.712°W
Depth
35.00 km (21.75 mi)

#Earthquake Detected! – M 5.3 – 72km NE of Bristol Island, South Sandwich Islands

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Winter Storm Warning issued February 17 at 9:19PM EST until February 18 at 7:00AM EST by NWS

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…WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 AM EST SUNDAY… * WHAT…Heavy snow. Total snow accumulations of 4 to 7 inches are expected. * WHERE…Portions of northeast New Jersey, southern Connecticut and southeast New York. * WHEN…Until 7 AM EST Sunday.

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#Earthquake Detected! – M 4.6 – 140km W of Panguna, Papua New Guinea

Time
2018-02-18 00:25:40 UTC
2018-02-18 10:25:40 +10:00 at epicenter
Location
6.299°S 154.217°E
Depth
10.00 km (6.21 mi)

#Earthquake Detected! – M 4.6 – 140km W of Panguna, Papua New Guinea

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Special Weather Statement issued February 17 at 7:36PM EST by NWS

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…HEAVY SNOW WILL AFFECT FAIRFIELD…SOUTHWESTERN NEW HAVEN…PASSAIC…BERGEN…ESSEX…WESTCHESTER…SOUTHERN ORANGE… BRONX…ROCKLAND…and NORTHERN NEW YORK COUNTIES… A band of heavy snow will develop and continue over the region through 930 pm. Visibilities will drop to a quarter of a mile or less in this area,

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#Earthquake Detected! – M 5.1 – 25km SE of Santa Maria Zacatepec, Mexico

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Time
2018-02-17 21:30:45 UTC
2018-02-17 15:30:45 -06:00 at epicenter
Location
16.627°N 97.789°W
Depth
20.78 km (12.91 mi)

#Earthquake Detected! – M 5.1 – 25km SE of Santa Maria Zacatepec, Mexico

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Winter Storm Warning issued February 17 at 3:47PM EST until February 18 at 7:00AM EST by NWS

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…WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 AM EST SUNDAY… * WHAT…Heavy snow expected. Total snow accumulations of 4 to 7 inches are expected. * WHERE…Southern Connecticut, Northeast New Jersey, Northern New York City and Northern Long Island and most of the Lower Hudson Valley.

https://alerts.weather.gov/cap/wwacapget.php?x=NY125A92AD8FDC.WinterStormWarning.125A92BB8740NY.OKXWSWOKX.0b08127ed999e66b01620625b465af42