Monthly Archives: March 2014

Earth’s Shadow

We occasionally joke that South Pole Station is the poor man’s space station, sometimes it’s a more apt comparison than others. For the last few days, it’s felt like space is a little closer than usual; this is Earth’s shadow cast on the atmosphere.

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Sunset

Repeating my mistake from Thanksgiving, or maybe it was Christmas, I didn’t take many photos of sunset or our sunset meal. Here’s the sun, as seen though our generator exhaust contrail: We had the choice of a few different mains … Continue reading

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Pictures from Across the Continent

My regular reader might recall a post from New Years, in which I artfully illustrated an atmospheric phenomena on a legal pad. From Halley 6, where they still have sunlight, we have pictures of a similar light show on Anthony’s … Continue reading

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Flag Ceremony

Saturday, we took down the flags around the ceremonial pole for winter except the Australian one, which I believe marks the location of the geographic S Pole during the winter of 2000 when Rodney Marks died here. The flags are taken down … Continue reading

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Dustin, the Moth

A few weeks ago, R noticed something flying around in our lab – a bug. Of course, we don’t have bugs around here, so we found a jar and caught it. The bug was quickly determined to be a small … Continue reading

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About the BICEP2 Announcement

I’m a bit surprised this hasn’t gotten a bit more attention in the media than it has (and, it has gotten a fair bit of attention), but one of the biggest physics discoveries in a while happened recently, and the … Continue reading

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Yukimarimo

A significantly rarer effect than the Fata Morgana happened today at Pole. Based on the wikipedia page for yukimarimo, these were discovered in 1995, but I’m pretty sure people noticed them well before that. Folks have been wintering at Pole … Continue reading

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