Tuesday, February 26, 2013
I had originally set up shop at this location--looking the other direction of these two images-- to attempt to capture a full moon rising over farm land. When the time came it was obvious that encroaching clouds nullified that possibility. However, the beauty of a winter evening sky over the Iowa countryside was too tempting to pass up. The top and bottom images, taken at 6:09 and 6:10 PM on Monday, February 25, 2013, look west down White Road, whose T-intersection with North Marion Road (10th Street) is just behind the camera. This location is about 2.5 miles SE of Alburnett, Iowa and about 3 miles north of Marion. The western sky shows some faint streaks of color through wintry overcast following sunset. Temperature was 35 degrees F with wind at 8 mph out of the ENE. The cloud buildup would culminate in a prolonged five inch snowfall over the next two days.