The first auroras of the season are always an exciting time, especially for those folks lucky enough to be at the Pole.
The flags at the ceremonial pole were captured in shadow against a colorful horizon after sunset.
Even though twilight occurs only twice a year at the South Pole, it is a drawn out process that lasts weeks instead of hours.
It was all about the sun last week at the Pole. IceCube winterovers got to see, and photograph, the sun’s green flash.
Unstable weather last week cleared for a brief time, showing a bright sun along the horizon.
Although winter is fast approaching and the sun is quite low, there is still plenty of daylight for taking outdoor photos.
The sun is getting noticeably lower in the sky at the South Pole. IceCube’s winterovers also note that it’s starting to get cold.
Last week was relatively quiet at the Pole, offering a good opportunity to get out and reflag the flag line between the IceCube Lab (ICL) and the station.
The South Pole station has closed for the winter, as the last plane carrying passengers leaves the Pole.
It’s still light outside, but winter at the South Pole is fast approaching, and departures last week.
well outnumbered the arrivals.