University of Wisconsin-Madison

Week 11 at the Pole

Christian Krueger, IceCube/NSF
Christian Krueger, IceCube/NSF

With so little time left above the horizon, the sun is making a nice spectacle of itself at the South Pole. Here we see it bright and orange and surrounded by a clear halo as it hovers above the satellite stations. Following is a view of the South Pole station during this twilight period. The photos don’t tell, but it was a bit windier than usual, making it even less pleasant for outdoor photography. Inside, station life was quiet. A power supply investigation revealed a burst capacitor, the striking appearance of whose innards was much “appreciated” (as they put it) by the onlookers.

Christian Krueger, IceCube/NSF
Christian Krueger, IceCube/NSF
Christian Krueger, IceCube/NSF
Christian Krueger, IceCube/NSF