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Friday, October 18, 2019 - 3:45pm

The sun is well above the horizon, so there’s plenty of light for outdoor photography.  And IceCube’s winterovers got right out there to take some splashy photos—that actually involved a splash of sorts, by throwing water out into an arc overhead that quickly turned into a spray of ice crystals.

Friday, October 11, 2019 - 3:45pm

The sunrise is over now at the South Pole, with the sun fully risen.  But if you position yourself just so, near a large snowdrift, it can almost appear as though the sun is rising right there.

Monday, September 23, 2019 - 3:45pm

The sky just gets brighter and brighter along the horizon.  And although auroras are exciting, the dawn sky with its changing colors holds its own special appeal.

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. 

Monday, August 19, 2019 - 1:15pm

The auroras were still out in full force last week, as if lingering in their farewell before twilight steps up. 

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. 

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