The moon was out last week, lighting up the skies a bit for outdoor treks. Indoors, donuts were happening.
Midwinter finally arrived, with its many traditions, including exchanging gifts and sharing a lavish meal.
Last week at the Pole was relatively busy, at least compared to the previous week.
As far as the IceCube detector goes, a quiet week is a good week.As far as the IceCube detector goes, a quiet week is a good week.
Last week there was a rare super blood moon event, shown here high in the dark sky above the IceCube Lab.
It’s night at the South Pole—dark skies all the time, no sunlight for months—but that doesn’t mean there is no light.
The moon was bright enough to allow the IceCube winterovers to turn off their headlamps a bit while they were working outside.
Among all the healthy activities at the Pole lately is the “Climb to Mt. Everest” challenge, performed by climbing the stairs of the “beer can.”
The first auroras of the season are always an exciting time, especially for those folks lucky enough to be at the Pole.
The flags at the ceremonial pole were captured in shadow against a colorful horizon after sunset.