New South Pole Station Aerial Panorama – West Side

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:
Click on the image 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.

The observation deck at Destination Alpha at the Amundsen-Scott  South Pole Station

[tags]Antarctica, KAP, panorama, South Pole, Destination Alpha[/tags]

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2 Responses to “New South Pole Station Aerial Panorama – West Side”

  1. Polie
    March 18th, 2008 04:43

    I have been on the observation deck many times. You sure have an eye for a good picture. I wish I could see it like that.

    Enjoy the winter!

  2. Tom
    March 27th, 2008 04:14

    This beautiful shot looks like I’m on the bow (except for the flag!) of the Titanic just before Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet walk out! Wonderful pics!