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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. 

Friday, June 7, 2019 - 10:30am

A bright swath of auroras extending low across the sky with a clear view of the Milky Way above—what more could one want (except perhaps to see it in person)?  Well, those who winterover at the South Pole station count themselves among the lucky ones. 

Friday, November 2, 2018 - 11:45am

IceCube was quiet and well behaved last week, but the week was full of all sorts of other activity now that the summer season is officially underway.  Here we see IceCube winterover Raffaela getting ready to help park the first passenger aircraft of the season. 

Friday, January 6, 2017 - 11:00am

The year’s end doesn’t mean an end to the work going on at the Pole.  Last week, continued detector upgrades and some inventory tasks were on the work roster.   There was also considerable progress made on a new IceTop snow-depth sensor project, documented in this image. 

Thursday, July 21, 2016 - 10:00am
The sky was not disappointing anyone last week at the Pole; it had it all—stars, Milky Way, and auroras. Work-wise it was rather quiet for IceCube’s winterovers. But they had other activities going on, including emergency response training and showcasing their LEGO creations in a blog post for LEGO fans.
Friday, June 10, 2016 - 10:45am
Station life was quiet last week. Outside, the auroras kept themselves a bit quiet, too. Instead, folks were treated to a nice moon halo on display.