Under the Rainbow

Through Ed Stockard's viewfinder

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"Taken this morning with clearing skies to the east and darkening skies to the west," Ed Stockard writes about his picture on 22 June.  The C-130 shown here, along with several others flown by the New York Air National Guard's 109th Airlift Wing, is the workhorse of the National Science Foundation's polar research programs.