More to see than corn and pigs in Iowa

Via Stranger Fruit comes this gorgeous shot of an aurora over Des Moines, Iowa.

Comments

  1. #1 Mustafa Mond, FCD
    December 18, 2006

    More to see than corn and pigs in Iowa

    Well of course there is. There’s also cattle and soybeans.

  2. #2 wright
    December 18, 2006

    So beautiful it looks unEarthly, in the sense of being a scene one might expect to see in the upper atmosphere of Saturn or Jupiter.

  3. #3 Mustafa Mond, FCD
    December 19, 2006

    So beautiful it looks unEarthly, in the sense of being a scene one might expect to see in the upper atmosphere of Saturn or Jupiter.

    Except for the trees and the car.

  4. #4 Stephen
    December 19, 2006

    We can see that kind of thing in Michigan. My buddy saw it. I had clouds. It’s great what 50 miles will do for you.

  5. #5 Matt Dowling
    December 19, 2006

    This pic might settle it for me. I have been including Iowa on the “To-Do-Ph.D-At” list because of the quality entomology program–but views like this don’t hurt either.

  6. #6 Tara C. Smith
    December 19, 2006

    I know a few people in the entomology dept. at ISU–they occasionally collaborate and have helped us with our zoonotic disease course here. Good group.

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