When it comes to night sky, it seems like South Pole generally has McMurdo beat. It’s so much darker, so much further South, and the aurora activity seems more common. However, every now and then, MacTown gets a beautiful show, and on top of it, the landscape there is so much more compelling. These pictures are from Deven Stross, who worked with me as a Materialsperson last summer at South Pole, and whose website you can visit here; keep in mind though, he’s still stuck at McMurdo with not-so-great internet, so most of the new photography isn’t showcased just yet.
These photos are from July, before the sun had begun to rise.
Time lapse photo with a human subject: standing still for 30 seconds at -26F.
Here is a more recent photo, where the sun is illuminating the nacreous clouds over Castle Rock. It’s just so beautiful, don’t you think?
5 thoughts on “Night Sky: McMurdo, Antarctica”
Kiel, Keep them coming. Love these.
You are a great photographer as well as a truly great writer. Please go to some publishers and get your blog and photos published! They are sooo good. And that comes from an old retired English teacher, not from the heart of a loving aunt!!!!
Thanks Auntie Jan! But I can’t take any credit for these, they’re all from a friend who is wintering in Antarctica.
Good blog you’ve got here.. It’s hard to find quality writing
like yours these days. I truly appreciate people like you!