Another full spherical panorama of the New South Pole Station. This one was taken from the West side. Directions at the South Pole are always in reference to the grid system. The 0 meridian is the North South axis, where North is in the direction of Greenwich.
|Please click on the image below to view the panorama:|
|Temperature: 63.2°C / 145.8°F, Windchill: 71.2°C / 160.2°F, Wind: E (80.0°) at 4.0 knt
Date: 2008-03-15 01:33:06 NZDT
All the siding on this side has gone up last summer and the flag poles have been added. That staircase is also know as Destination Alpha. Why? I am not sure, maybe to distinguish it from Destination Zulu, but we don’t know either why that one is called Zulu.
Below is a picture of the observation deck as seen when coming from the inside.
[tags]Antarctica, KAP, panorama, South Pole, Destination Alpha[/tags]