Stranger Fruit

Almost a reason to move to Iowa

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Aurora observed near Des Moines, Iowa, 12/14/06

[source: apod]

Comments

  1. #1 Tara C. Smith
    December 18, 2006

    Bugger! Didn’t see anything like that out here in eastern Iowa…Des Moines gets all the fun.

  2. #2 Tara C. Smith
    December 18, 2006

    (Oh, and what was the previous reason for moving to Iowa? :) )

  3. #3 A Babe in the Universe
    December 18, 2006

    Great photo, makes one want to see the poles even more. A very exciting cosmic-ray experiment called ANITA is floating over Antarctica as we speak.

  4. #4 David
    December 18, 2006

    “Great photo, makes one want to see the poles even more.”
    I can’t find a reference right now, but from what I understand, the aurora can’t be seen very well from the north or south pole due to the shape of earth’s magnetic field.

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