Ice and Medicine at the end of the earth

Last McMurdo sunset of the season (10/24/10 1253)

One of the interesting thing about living in Antarctica is the long hours of light over the summer.  Last night we had our last sunset until February at 1253 AM.  Sunrise was at 0221 AM.  We have entered the season of 24 hours of sunlight.  It is weird to leave a building late at night and walk across base in bright sunlight to go to bed.  My dorm room has only one small window, which is covered with cloth to make the room dark at night.  It works pretty well.  In honor of the last sunset, I decided to share some sunset photos that I have taken over the past couple of weeks.

I may catch one last Antarctica sunset if I remain on the continent until February 20, 2011.  Until then, I will miss the gorgeous pinks, oranges and reds that painted the skies nightly.

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3 responses

  1. Kurt

    Jessie we have enjoyed your pictures immensely!

    It looks like an incredible environment to be

    living in. Have you run across Ellen’s friend

    Leah?

    Take care and keep sending the pics!

    Do they ever need dentists?

    Kurt/Martha

    October 25, 2010 at 12:41 PM

    • I do not believe that I have met Leah yet. I will keep and eye out for her. They do have a dentist at McMurdo during the summer season. Kressley is our Aussie dentist. I can get her contact info if you know someone who is interested!

      October 25, 2010 at 1:01 PM

  2. Ashwin

    Amazing images, Jessie! A mysterious, hauntingly beautiful place!!!

    October 26, 2010 at 5:43 PM

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