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.
Some weeks at the Pole are quiet, and some—like last week—are busy. The IceCube detector had a number of hiccups that required the winterovers’ attention. On top of taking care of IceCube, there were plenty of other things to attend to as far as getting the station ready for the summer crews.