University of Wisconsin-Madison

Week 11 at the Pole

NSF/H. Boenish
NSF/H. Boenish

With the equinox last week (the March equinox, that is, to avoid the ambiguity of the seasonal names), the annual sunset dinner was held at the South Pole station. It’s a celebration for a unique sunset that most of us don’t get to experience—where the sun sets slowly over time and, once set, does not reappear for another six months. So they plan a festive meal, with some special-occasion foods. They may use the same actual plates each year, but the menu changes. This year, they enjoyed beef tenderloin and Maine lobster tails. And a lovely sunset, of course.

NSF/E. Beiser
NSF/E. Beiser
NSF/E. Beiser
NSF/E. Beiser
NSF/E. Beiser
NSF/E. Beiser
NSF/H. Boenish
NSF/H. Boenish
NSF/H. Boenish
NSF/H. Boenish