It was very cloudy for the official sunrise this year. In fact, it was cloudy most of last week at the Pole, as evidenced in the weather balloon photo below, where the white ground blends seamlessly into the white sky. The sun is clearly visible on the horizon in the photo above and the one directly below, both of which were taken the day before official sunrise, so…close enough! It was a relatively quiet week at the Pole. They held their annual sunrise dinner, traditionally a fancy affair in which the galley team goes all out to put together a nice meal. This year was no exception, as the menu offered up items representing all 12 countries that first signed the Antarctic Treaty. But, sigh, no photos this time—in 2015, it was a tropical-themed dinner.