Week 32 at the Pole
Sometimes the moon is so bright at the Pole that it lights up the dark winter skies. The moon was setting last week, and as it left there was a slow transition to the first visible signs of sunlight along the horizon. The week was a fairly quiet one, with the IceCube detector being well behaved. The Antarctic winter film festival wrapped up, with the South Pole winning the “best editing” category and getting the second-most votes for best film. IceCube winterover Benjamin’s time-lapse videos received some accolades for “best cinematography,” too. Below is a nice shot of lingering auroras (in a moonlit sky) above the 2019 South Pole marker.