Sun’s Up!


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  • #1063
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    for the first time in 38 days we saw the sun today. okay, so technically it came up everyday (weʹre just north of the antarctic circle) but itʹs so low in the sky that it didnʹt clear the glacier and mountains — and things are so cloudy — that this is our first ʹsunriseʹ, at about 12:55pm local time.the picture below was taken about an hour before.

    #9306
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    very nice shot, glenn. i love the colors when the sun is low on the horizon.you going to be at palmer for a while, or are you coming back to mcmurdoʔhey, if you see jeff otten (otter), tell him i said hi, and expect him to be back in mcmurdoʹs noc by october.a

    #9307
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    excellent pic glenn.

    #9308
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    @mightyatlas wrote:

    you going to be at palmer for a while, or are you coming back to mcmurdoʔhey, if you see otter, tell him i said hi, and expect him to be back in mcmurdoʹs noc by october.

    hi atlas,iʹm here until october. after that….. in flux. my position at palmer is booked-up for the foreseeable future so i probably wonʹt be coming back here any time soon.word on the icy streets and back alleys of antarctica is that otter is staying at palmer for the summer. did you knowʔ i expect you to give him serious grief about that. canʹt say i blame him for staying…g

    #9309
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    they say if you get someplace high you can see some light , but to honest itʹs still plain dark all the time in town. the hills hide the horizon. otter, i thought that was him in the winterover picture. tell him i said hi. are either one of you or bede for that matter, ever coming home to mcm.

    #9310
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    still really dark <ǃ-- s;) -->ʹʹ;)ʹʹ<ǃ-- s;) --> thanks for the pic.-natebtw, 300 club is awesomeǃ

    #9311
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    g,i thought it was too early in the spring for direct sunlight to hit the station. when does that happenʔ

    #9312
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    hey nate, iʹm enviousǃ we had to settle for a mid-winter plunge in the ocean (-1.5c). thatʹs a shock enough, but iʹd like to try the 300 club someday too. glad it finally got low enough for your to do it.to answer billʹs question, iʹve never been quite sure when the station would get direct sunlight because, during past winters, itʹs been cloudy for weeks at a time. this year we had partly clear conditions on just the right days — and the answer is the sun disappears and then reappears again about 19 days to either side of the solstice (2 june set, 11 july rise), give or take a bit.mike, iʹm not sure what bedeʹs plans are but my guess is youʹll see him again.g

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