• Winter’s bad enough WITH the sun

    by  • May 13, 2013 • Awesome, Shorter, Travel • 0 Comments

    We thought we had it bad. The crews wintering in Antarctica this year just watched the sun disappear for three months.

    Last Antarctic sunset: credit ESA

    The last sunset for three months – winter in Antarctica (ESA)

    “The night brings darkness, promising a blackness to put fear in us, but also supplying a great spectacle – the stars, the Milky Way and something even more amazing”, crew member Antonio Litterio wrote on his expedition’s blog. He’s talking about the Aurora Australis, which is the Northern Lights for Southerners. Magical.

    Read the expedition blog here.


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