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Night pics

The VMF arch and the LO arch, which the door is covered with blown snow. Our HEO Les Lemon will be getting that cleared out as soon as the temps get a bit higher. Today it is -85f, far too … Continue reading

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Midwinter and drawing down

Courtesy Matt Smith Last month we celebrated the annual Mid-winter with a nice sit-down dinner prepared by our wonderful galley crew. This annual celebration has been a tradition since the earliest Antarctic explores, and every station on continent has a … Continue reading

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The long stretch of night

Courtesy Hunterdavis.photography As midwinter quickly approaches, and the vast majority of the 46 of us wintering over are near or passed our halfway marks, this crew has done a great job sticking together with nearly no real stress. Even those … Continue reading

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Month of the Julian

Courtesy Dr. James Casey, ICL The last flight of the summer season, on February 15th 2017, as it prepares to pass overhead, the pilot dips the wings in tradition. For those of us ‘rookies’ preparing to begin our first winter … Continue reading

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Downhill Trending

  This overhead shot was taken a few seasons ago from a twin otter, but it still gives you an idea of how large the entire campus is. ARO is not in the shot nor is the ‘end of the … Continue reading

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Half way there!

Courtesy Hunterdavis.photography May 1st marked the 50% completion point for me here at Amundsen-Scott Station. My body has certainly adapted to the extreme change in temperature from Arizona to the South Pole, and even the altitude here doesn’t seem as … Continue reading

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Electric Nights….

Courtesy of  Hunter.Davis.Photography Of the multitude of reason one might have for the opportunity to spend a full winter here at the South Pole, seeing what the night sky brings us every day might not be at the top of … Continue reading

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Night Lights

Courtesy of Robert Schwarz The early auroras here at the south pole have been amazing. As the sky continues to get darker with the moon moving more into our shadow from the sun, our sky is becoming more radiant every … Continue reading

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Hello darkness my old friend….

  Photo courtesy of Daniel Michalik As you can see, darkness has fully arrived here at the south pole station, and will be for the next 5 or so months. A week or so ago, we were lucky to see the … Continue reading

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Green Flash, goodbye sun!

Photo courtesy of Dr. Martin Wolf Here at the South Pole, one of the more interesting things you will see, is the above ‘green flash’ of the sun as it drops below the horizon. This is caused by our atmosphere … Continue reading

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