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Friday, October 12, 2018 - 9:30am

While they wait at the Pole for the first arriving flights of the season, there are still chores to do, like snow removal.  The snowcat in this image is poised for action.

Friday, October 5, 2018 - 1:00pm

The main entrance to the South Pole station is known as Destination Alpha—this image shows a view out onto the frosty tundra from there at early sunrise.

Friday, September 28, 2018 - 2:00pm

The equinox occurred last week, and the sun has finally risen above the horizon.  The sky in turn is showing off an array of beautiful colors, providing a nice backdrop for outdoor photos.

Friday, September 21, 2018 - 1:00pm

Just because the sun’s coming up, doesn’t mean it’s getting warmer yet.  In fact, they’ve had some tremendously cold days at the Pole, with the thermometer hitting –100 F last week. 

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.

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