103 Days of Darkness

Life on an Antarctic research station when the sun's gone down for the winter...and then come back up again

Aurora Australis

Glowing and rippling across the sky for hours last night

"…a thing that exists here because everything else does not and can be noticed because other things are absent."

Robert M. Pirsig - Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance

SUN SUN SUN!

With the darkness of winter behind us and the 24 hour days of summer a couple of months away we have the night and day of ‘normal’ life during the Antarctic spring.

HALLEY VI
impressionist version

HALLEY VI

impressionist version

BEARDS…
…keeping men warm in Antarctica for over 100 years!

BEARDS…

…keeping men warm in Antarctica for over 100 years!

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A Few (Thousand) Penguins and Me

A Few (Thousand) Penguins and Me

First Proper Glimpse of a Glowing Sky
after weeks without seeing the sun, either through total darkness, cloud and fog or snow storms.

First Proper Glimpse of a Glowing Sky

after weeks without seeing the sun, either through total darkness, cloud and fog or snow storms.

Afternoon Moon
Hanging over the base on a rare still day in the last few weeks (think being inside a rapidly shaken snow-globe for the last week here!).
Crisp and silent with some rainbow-like patterning in the clouds too!

Afternoon Moon

Hanging over the base on a rare still day in the last few weeks (think being inside a rapidly shaken snow-globe for the last week here!).

Crisp and silent with some rainbow-like patterning in the clouds too!