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Friday, September 14, 2018 - 11:45am

As the sun rises and brightens the sky, thoughts turn to the arrival of summer visitors.  Still a ways off, but there is plenty of station prep and cleaning to be done in the meantime.  Outside, the IceCube Lab and some other structures are now becoming visible again in daylight.

Friday, September 7, 2018 - 2:00pm

The satellite dome sits frosted over as it waits for the sunrise—here it’s shown backlit by a full moon.  It’s a peaceful scene, which is also how IceCube’s winterovers generally described last week at the Pole. 

Thursday, August 30, 2018 - 11:30am

IceCube winterover Johannes’s camera withstood a time-lapse session outdoors last week—a little frosty looking afterward but still able to crank out some fine-looking photos. 

Thursday, August 23, 2018 - 2:00pm

False alarm from week 32—aurora viewing remained in full force last week at the Pole.  In fact, the skies were graced with some purple auroras, pretty rare in general, even at the bottom of the world. 

Friday, August 17, 2018 - 1:00pm

Who knows, but it could be that this fantastic shot is the last we’ll see of the auroras from the Pole for a while.  So, why not go out with a bang—big, bright, and set against a starry Milky Way backdrop.

Monday, August 13, 2018 - 10:00am

It was a pretty busy time last week at the Pole. IceCube’s winterovers had some unrelated hardware incidents that required troubleshooting and fixing, and a trip out to the IceCube Lab.  And look what a great photo winterover Raffaela captured on that trip, with the ICL backlit by a full moon.

Friday, August 3, 2018 - 11:15am

Last week the weather was a bit mixed, and the winterovers had their lunar eclipse viewing marred by blowing snow.  Regardless, they still got together outdoors for a group photo. 

Friday, July 20, 2018 - 9:30am

There were two bingos last week at the Pole: (1) the game, where some improvising was required for the tiles, and (2) the exclamation, which was well warranted for IceCube’s recent multimessenger results. 

Friday, July 13, 2018 - 1:00pm

Last week at the Pole, the weather was perfect for starting out the second half of winter—cold but calm conditions, with some of the prettiest auroras. 

Friday, July 6, 2018 - 3:45pm

The 4th of July is now behind us, but this view of the South Pole station continues with the red, white, and blue theme, while the other side of the station just shows the blue sky and the white snow.  These image were only possible due to a bright moon, bright enough to illuminate the tracks in the snow surface.