University of Wisconsin-Madison

Week 33 at the Pole

Kathrin Mallot, IceCube/NSF
Kathrin Mallot, IceCube/NSF

It’s a slow sunrise at the South Pole, with light creeping up from the horizon little by little each day. But even as the twilight approaches and the sky brightens, it’s still dark enough to discern some auroras here and there. Below we see the view captured by the camera, followed by what it usually looks like to the photographer. Last week held the pool tournament finals. Pool is a popular pastime at the Pole, and occasionally the table needs to be refurbished. The crews involved in that task leave their signatures on the disassembled table. The bottom image shows the 2019 tournament bracket put up on the table’s old felt.

Kathrin Mallot, IceCube/NSF
Kathrin Mallot, IceCube/NSF
Kathrin Mallot, IceCube/NSF
Kathrin Mallot, IceCube/NSF
Kathrin Mallot, IceCube/NSF
Kathrin Mallot, IceCube/NSF
Kathrin Mallot, IceCube/NSF
Kathrin Mallot, IceCube/NSF