University of Wisconsin-Madison

Week 22 at the Pole

Stephan Richter, IceCube/NSF
Stephan Richter, IceCube/NSF

They’re getting fancy at the Pole—wide angles showing off curves and long exposures leaving star trails in the night sky. With its long stretch of darkness broken only by spells of auroras or the rising of a sunlike moon, winter makes the South Pole a captivating place. It’s a cold place, though, and it can be windy, too, a fact not well hidden in the last image below.

Stephan Richter, IceCube/NSF
Stephan Richter, IceCube/NSF
Stephan Richter, IceCube/NSF
Stephan Richter, IceCube/NSF