The equinox occurred last week, and the sun has finally risen above the horizon. The sky in turn is showing off an array of beautiful colors, providing a nice backdrop for outdoor photos. At the Pole, sunrise is traditionally celebrated with a special dinner. This year’s meal had seven courses and included a frosted gingerbread dessert, shaped and decorated in the form of the South Pole station. (Nice handiwork!—that’s IceCube winterover Johannes putting on finishing touches, below.) The celebration also provided a moment for station members to get a glimpse of next year’s pole marker—the reason they’re applauding, at bottom—but the rest of us will just have to wait until the new year for the official unveiling.