University of Wisconsin-Madison

Week 37 at the Pole

NSF/R. Schwarz
NSF/R. Schwarz

After months and months of darkness, it’s no wonder that the sun’s return to the South Pole is anxiously awaited. So what happens when the sun finally does reappear? Lots of things. But first, you get the scene ready, which includes setting flags back in place at the ceremonial pole. Then there’s the annual sunrise dinner, with appetizers on trays and drinks in fluted glassware. And now, thanks to sufficient ambient light levels, you can get get a nice group photo of the current winterovers outside. What’s not to love? Oh, that’s right, it’s still cold there.

NSF/D. Larsen
NSF/D. Larsen
NSF/D. Larsen
NSF/D. Larsen
NSF/D. Larsen
NSF/D. Larsen
NSF/D. Larsen
NSF/D. Larsen
NSF/D. Larsen
NSF/D. Larsen
NSF/D. Larsen
NSF/D. Larsen