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Sunset

Sunset at the South Pole has come and gone. We had some nice patches of weather leading up to the sunset, which is a moving target down here.

Sunset
Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station Last Glimpse of the Sun through the Pole Marker Dozing into the Sunset
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On the day of the traditional sunset dinner it was all gray in gray with not a sliver of bright orange light in sight. This didn’t stop us from having a good party. It was a bit unusual to have such big dinner for breakfast but I managed.

Sunset Dinner
Chef Michael Crunch Time Before the Sunset Dinner Crunch Time After the Sunset Dinner
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The next day the sun reappeared very shortly on my way out to work. Long enough for a last picture. Next time it will be seen is in September. Let the Aurora season begin!

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3 Responses to “Sunset”

  1. mary kurtz
    March 25th, 2008 09:58
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    It seems to be getting a little more chilly by you…. wow what temps. the sunset pictures are beautiful… i just can;t imagine seeing the sunset for the last time for 6 months.
    what temp is the inside of your building?
    do you keep it a certain temp at all times?

  2. steffen
    March 25th, 2008 20:18
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    We maintain normal room temperature inside. At least we try …

  3. Cynthia
    March 26th, 2008 11:16
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    Happy sunset! Beautiful pics…I especially like the one of Tex. ;-)