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“Week at the Pole”
Friday, September 13, 2019 - 10:30am

The sky is beginning to take on different colors at the Pole, depending on which direction you’re looking.  There’s a hazy band of orange along the horizon, but facing away toward the station the sky appears blue.

Monday, September 9, 2019 - 1:15pm

It was a quiet week at the Pole.  And with some bad weather, it was a good time to roam around and take some indoor photos.

Friday, August 30, 2019 - 10:45am

It’s a slow sunrise at the South Pole, with light creeping up from the horizon little by little each day.  But even as the twilight approaches and the sky brightens, it’s still dark enough to discern some auroras here and there. 

Friday, August 23, 2019 - 2:00pm

Sometimes the moon is so bright at the Pole that it lights up the dark winter skies.  The moon was setting last week, and as it left there was a slow transition to the first visible signs of sunlight along the horizon. 

Thursday, August 1, 2019 - 3:45pm

Last week was a mostly quiet one at the South Pole station.  With winds blowing up to 40 knots for the early part of the week, people were trying to stay indoors.

Thursday, July 25, 2019 - 1:45pm

It was a busy week all around at the Pole.  The IceCube detector itself had a few issues for the winterovers to attend to, while the final week of the Polympics kept them busy as well. 

Monday, July 22, 2019 - 11:15am

The second annual Polympics (Pole Olympics) began last week at the Pole.  This event is a modern competition that includes not only sports but also e-sports and other contests, like sled pulling. 

Wednesday, July 17, 2019 - 10:45am

Last week, IceCube's winterovers spent time outdoors taking advantage of the photogenic night skies.

Monday, July 8, 2019 - 1:30pm

As a thank you for the fine midwinter dinner put together by the galley crew, the scientists at the Pole took their turn at meal preparation.  First up was pizza night, with lots of different toppings, including a duck-honey-hoisin pizza that garnered some praise. 

Friday, June 21, 2019 - 2:30pm

A quiet week at the Pole—but that doesn’t mean that nothing happened.  First of all, look at that sky!  Lots of stars and swirling auroras, but also a bright rising moon make for a very picturesque setting.