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Monday, August 17, 2020 - 12:45pm

The sky was the center of attention at the Pole last week—and for a number of reasons.  Sure, there were auroras, stunning as always.  But there was also a moon bright enough to be confused with a sunset.

Monday, August 10, 2020 - 1:00pm

Last week was the first time this year that temperatures dipped to -100 °F, what one winterover deemed “properly cold.” The moon was out, though, so they didn’t let the extreme cold stop them from enjoying the clear skies for outdoor photography. 

Tuesday, August 4, 2020 - 9:30am

Another quiet week at the Pole. But there is a bit more “camera” commotion now as the darkest part of the (long) polar night is coming to an end.

Monday, July 27, 2020 - 3:00pm

It was a quiet week at the Pole. And just as well…some folks appreciated some time to recover from the Polympics. But the sky was not quiet.

Friday, July 17, 2020 - 2:30pm

Here we see IceCube winterover John removing the cover from the IceAct field telescope, while the sky is still grabbing its deserved attention.

Tuesday, July 14, 2020 - 11:30am

Word-of-the-day: yukimarimo.  New for some, while others may already be familiar with this uncommon word, which refers to tiny, lightweight snowball-tumbleweeds of the Antarctic. 

Thursday, July 2, 2020 - 11:30am

It was a green sky last week as the biggest aurora storm of the season swept over the South Pole.  No long camera exposure needed for this fantastic aurora scene.

Friday, June 26, 2020 - 10:00am

Everything that has a beginning and an end has a middle, too—and that goes for winter.  Last week at the South Pole they celebrated midwinter, the marking of the winter solstice.

Friday, June 19, 2020 - 8:45am

They got some great outdoor photos last week under bright moonlight—no headlamps needed to walk around outside.

Monday, June 15, 2020 - 10:00am

Submitted ideas for the next pole marker are on display.  The winterovers will vote on their favorite design for the 2021 marker.