University of Wisconsin-Madison

Week 38 at the Pole

Benjamin Eberhardt, IceCube/NSF
Benjamin Eberhardt, IceCube/NSF

It’s time for sunglasses now at the South Pole—the sun has definitely made its presence clear. And it’s here to stay, or rather for a good long while anyway. The image above shows some of the first direct sun rays above the horizon this season, as seen from the roof of the South Pole station. A few days earlier, there was a full moon, the last one that the South Pole will see for months. IceCube winterover Benjamin spent some time last week at the ICL capturing panoramic photos. The top one from the roof shows the full moon and the sun, both low in the sky. The bottom one was taken from the outside stairs and is focused on a giant snow drift.

Benjamin Eberhardt, IceCube/NSF
Benjamin Eberhardt, IceCube/NSF
Benjamin Eberhardt, IceCube/NSF
Benjamin Eberhardt, IceCube/NSF