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Tuesday, December 1, 2020 - 11:00am

The first Basler plane arrived at the South Pole last week, bringing a few newcomers and carrying away some outgoing winterovers.

Monday, November 23, 2020 - 10:45am

Last week it warmed up a bit at the Pole, rising from about -45 ºF (-43 ºC) to about -15 ºF (-26 ºC) over the course of the week. Much more summerlike. 

Friday, November 13, 2020 - 10:15am

Last week, IceCube’s current winterovers, John and Yuya, officially completed a full year at the South Pole, and they’re still going.  Their new replacements have not yet arrived, but they are on their way.  

Tuesday, November 10, 2020 - 9:15am

It’s a harsh environment at the South Pole.  And on windy days, you can really feel it—even in the photos.  The flags at the ceremonial South Pole really take a beating.

Monday, November 2, 2020 - 9:45am

The scene outside the South Pole station—now that there’s sunlight to see by—is rather changed from how the winterovers remember it last summer.  There’s quite a build-up of drifted snow around the tower end of the station.

Monday, October 26, 2020 - 10:30am

Sunbathing at the South Pole?  Well, why not!  The sun is out and there’s a nice smooth snowbank for reclining on.

Tuesday, October 20, 2020 - 10:15am

The IceCube Lab has accumulated quite a bit of snow over the winter.  And that snow, there and elsewhere, must be cleared away before planes bringing fresh crew arrive—plenty to do.

Monday, October 12, 2020 - 11:30am

Now that the sun is up 24/7 at the South Pole, it’s hard for the winterovers to even imagine the auroras they were enjoying in the dark sky just a month or so ago. Everything is now visible. 

Monday, October 5, 2020 - 11:00am

The sun is up but still low on the horizon, casting long shadows, as seen here peeking through the exhaust plumes from the power plant. 

Monday, September 28, 2020 - 10:30am

As the long winter comes to an end with the sunrise at the South Pole, the winterovers embark on spring cleaning around the station.  

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