University of Wisconsin-Madison

Week 32 at the Pole

NSF/C. Pobes
NSF/C. Pobes

It was an uneventful week for the winterovers, but not for the moon. Here’s a bright moon if you’ve ever seen one. And out in the open, as opposed to the images below. First up is a peekaboo moon behind the South Pole Telescope. You can even see a smattering of stars. Then there is a mostly hidden moon, backlighting the TDRS (Tracking and Data Relay Satellite) antenna, first with the beacon on and then with the beacon off.

NSF/C. Pobes
NSF/C. Pobes
NSF/C. Pobes
NSF/C. Pobes
NSF/C. Pobes
NSF/C. Pobes