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Thursday, February 26, 2015 - 2:00pm
What’s the easiest way to get a nicely centered picture of an approaching airplane on the ice at the South Pole? Have it taxi straight toward you. Here's the last Herc of the season to arrive at the Pole, just as it came to a stop.
winterover crew
Wednesday, October 1, 2014 - 11:30am
After months and months of darkness, it’s no wonder that the sun’s return to the South Pole is anxiously awaited. So what happens when the sun finally does reappear? Lots of things.
foggy bulldozer
Thursday, March 5, 2015 - 10:15am
It was a week of acronyms and snow surveys. Each year at the Pole, before the darkness of winter sets in, IceCube winterovers take advantage of the still available daylight to complete tasks that can’t be managed well in the dark.
Monday, March 16, 2015 - 6:30pm
The temperatures have been dropping, into the –50s °C, while the sun continues to get lower in the sky. These overcast photos give a sense of the impending darkness.
south pole
Thursday, September 25, 2014 - 2:30pm
As dawn approaches, the sky is cast in a glow that reflects off the sides of the South Pole station. Inside the station, they’ve begun to remove the window covers that remain in place all winter, there to minimize light pollution for sensitive experiments at the Pole.
ICL at sunset
Friday, March 20, 2015 - 12:15pm
Close up, with the sun behind it, or from a distance, with the sun shining upon its face, the ICL, or IceCube Lab, is a rather photogenic building, with its blue, elevated structure and shiny, symmetrical towers.
Tuesday, September 16, 2014 - 12:30pm
There’s the moon, but where’s the sun? It’s coming, it’s coming. At the South Pole, the sun rises only once a year (and it sets only once a year, too).
Tuesday, September 9, 2014 - 1:45pm
As with any week at the Pole, activities involved a mix of work and play. First and foremost last week, voting results were announced from this year’s Winter Antarctic Film Festival.
Thursday, March 26, 2015 - 12:45pm
With the equinox last week, the annual sunset dinner was held at the South Pole station. It’s a celebration for a unique sunset that most of us don’t get to experience—where the sun sets slowly over time and, once set, does not reappear for another six months.
night sky
Wednesday, September 3, 2014 - 9:00am
If you’ve seen one, you’ve seen them all. Not so for auroras. These spellbinding light shows come in various patterns, shapes, and colors.