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Geographic South Pole Aerial Panorama

In this panorama you see me standing right at the Geographic South Pole. That’s right, exactly at 90° South.

I have put hotspots on all the major landmarks. If you move your mouse around, you should see little text bubbles pop up.

Please click on the image below to view the panorama:
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Temperature: -63.0°C / -81.4°F, Windchill: -79.4°C / -111.0°F, Wind: E (80.0°) at 6.0 knt
Date: 2007-09-30 22:22:35 NZDT

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4 Responses to “Geographic South Pole Aerial Panorama”

  1. Neal McBurnett
    March 25th, 2008 06:17
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    Thanks for these great pictures – gives me a much better sense of being there.

    But what you are calling the “geographic south pole” seems to actually be the “ceremonial south pole” which is now a few hundred(?) meters away from the current geographic south pole. The ice sheet is moving 10 m per year, and they evidently didn’t want to move the flagpoles all the time. There is a marker each year for the true geographic south pole as of Jan 1. But I’m having trouble finding a map of the movement over time. See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/South_Pole and update it if you know of any good maps. Cheers.

  2. steffen
    March 25th, 2008 20:03
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    The location of the Ceremonial Pole changes.

    This panorama is from 2007. That year the Geographic South Pole and the Ceremonial Pole were in the same location. You see me standing right at the Geographic Pole, with the barber Pole of the Ceremonial Pole right in front of me.

  3. The Brazilian expedition to Antarctica on the way back | Everyday Science
    April 7th, 2009 19:48
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    [...] continent there are more than ten years. Mount Patriot is also located at 1083 km from the geographic South Pole (coordinates 80 ° 19’S, 81 ° 16’W). At these latitudes and at this time of year the sun shines 24 [...]

  4. The Brazilian expedition to Antarctica on the way back
    July 18th, 2009 23:48
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    [...] continent there are more than ten years. Mount Patriot is also located at 1083 km from the geographic South Pole (coordinates 80 ° 19′S, 81 ° 16′W). At these latitudes and at this time of year [...]