Southern Lights

Winter isn’t quite over yet, and while each day is 15 minutes longer than the last each night brings renewed chance for the Aurora Australis. Below are a few shots from a refreshing walk out to Hut Point Peter and I took a few nights ago around 0100. Next time, toe warmers.

This cross on Hut Point is a memorial to Able Seaman George T Vince, who fell to his death into McMurdo Sound during Scott's first expedition on March 11, 1902.

This cross on Hut Point is a memorial to Able Seaman George T Vince, who fell to his death into McMurdo Sound during Scott’s first expedition on March 11, 1902.

Field operations are progressing well, we completed out first sea trials with Sunfish yesterday and are putting the finishing touches on the sea ice camp layout before the first pieces go into place come Saturday.

McMurdo Base from Hut Peninsula with Observation Hill at right

McMurdo Base from Hut Peninsula with Observation Hill at right

4 responses to “Southern Lights

  1. Those pictures are amazing! it’s difficult imagining such a beautiful place as Antarctica as being so harsh an environment when seeing images like this. Of course, the snow is shown shadowed, so that makes a difference. I’m used to seeing the desert out here in Arizona, but I know from the few times that I’ve been around snow that it is really cold.

    Like

  2. My name is keren, I am a student at Central Arizona College. I have never seen pictures of snow at night and it looks so serene and beautiful. I think its worth dealing with the cold just to see that amazing view.

    Like

  3. Hi, I am curious if there are locals that live out there where you guys are. It doesn’t look that way from the pictures. If there are what kind of structures are they living in?
    Les Ross- Student at Central Arizona College

    Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s