Ice Stories
Exploratorium Home

Pages and Posts Tagged ‘aurora’

South Pole Nights

SOUTH POLE, ANTARCTICA-- Here are some photos of the night skies at the South Pole... {Read More »}

Antarctic Night – Antarctic Light

MCMURDO STATION, ANTARCTICA-- When we arrived in late August the sun was up for just over 5 hours per day, and was barely peeking above the horizon, with pitch black nights. Today, the sun was up for nearly 15 hours, with the night sky not getting completely dark as the sun skims just below the southern horizon... {Read More »}

Astronomy in Antarctica

Ask an astronomer to describe the perfect place to put a telescope, and here’s what she’ll tell you: Make it cold, make it dark, make it high-altitude, and make it remote. In short, make it Antarctica. {Read More »}


There is at least some compensation for enduring the harsh climate at extreme northern and southern latitudes: the chance to see an aurora. {Read More »}