University of Wisconsin-Madison

Week 20 at the Pole

NSF/B. Kuo Tiong
NSF/B. Kuo Tiong

Well, if there’s any place that a camera might need a cozy, the South Pole would be the place. This camera is lucky to have IceCube winterover Blaise as its owner—check out the nice custom covering it’s sporting; see Blaise in action below. Speaking of action, there was plenty this week at the Pole, indoors and out. A banana-costumed participant is shown passing the baton in the annual winter 5K race. Prizes for best costume are part of that event. And the auroras continued, bigger and brighter than ever. Here’s a nice 16-hour time-lapse taken with a fish-eye lens looking up through a dome of the science lab.

NSF/F. Pedreros
NSF/F. Pedreros
NSF/F. Pedreros
NSF/F. Pedreros
NSF/F. Pedreros
NSF/F. Pedreros
NSF/B. Kuo Tiong
NSF/B. Kuo Tiong
NSF/B. Kuo Tiong
NSF/B. Kuo Tiong