Week 50 at the Pole

Thursday, January 2, 2020 - 1:30pm

Bright sun with halo over South Pole station
Yuya Makino, IceCube/NSF

It’s always a white Christmas at the South Pole.  And it’s a holiday that finds plenty of folks at the station inclined to celebrate—with baking (more than 600 cookies were turned out), gingerbread building (quite a few elaborate candidates for the table centerpiece), and generally spreading good cheer.  It was also summer solstice at the Pole, and the winterovers got outdoors for some nice shots of the station, from a distance and closer up, sitting beneath a bright sun surrounded by a halo.

Industrial kitchen mixing maching
John Hardin, IceCube/NSF

Various gingerbread structures laid out next to decorated Christmas tree
John Hardin, IceCube/NSF

South Pole station in distance on horizon, bright sun with halo overhead
John Hardin, IceCube/NSF