My first Thanksgiving. I had seen pictures and heared about celebrations at Pole, but it’s not the same to live it from inside. One starts the day before preparing pies, etc. In the morning, I volunteered for turkey carving and then dinner is server in three turns, since we are about 200. I was […]
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Already one hour here, doesn’t time fly? If the full ‘day’ is going to be like this, it’s going to be tough. But this is a fascinating place. I like sitting in the dinning room and look through the window to the frozen ocean which extends where the sight can’t reach. I like how […]
The other day I discovered something amazing. It is a well known fact, but i haven’t thought of it before. I was in the computers room of icecube (in the Station) and the sun started to enter through the window. It was 22h, but the fanny thing was that it was moving in the ‘wrong’ […]
Being at the point where the Earth rotation axis goes through has interesting consequences. One is to have the Sun up for 6 months and down for other 6 months. But other places above the polar circles also experience the midnight sun. Poles are special in one sense. Let’s see it with a formula, […]
I profit the spare hours we have while we are blocked at Christchurch (CHC) to post my fist entry in this blog. I came to the Antarctic Center where we have free internet. In the hotels you pay for trafic, 5NZD for 50Mb. Sometimes it may take 3h, other just 15 minutes to run […]