University of Wisconsin-Madison

Week 16 at the Pole

Martin Wolf, IceCube/NSF
Martin Wolf, IceCube/NSF

Arms up—let’s hear it for auroras! With an extremely stable IceCube detector that needed little attention last week, IceCube winterover Martin was able to train his focus on the glorious skies. The darkness has continued to settle in, and the auroras have been shining almost daily. Some were quite bright—in the wide shot below, the horizon appears to be ablaze. The moon was also out, but waning. Martin was able to get a nice shot of just the moon and stars from the South Pole.

Martin Wolf, IceCube/NSF
Martin Wolf, IceCube/NSF
Martin Wolf, IceCube/NSF
Martin Wolf, IceCube/NSF
Martin Wolf, IceCube/NSF
Martin Wolf, IceCube/NSF
Martin Wolf, IceCube/NSF
Martin Wolf, IceCube/NSF
Martin Wolf, IceCube/NSF
Martin Wolf, IceCube/NSF