The Last Sunset
As dark as it’ll be at our camp for months. (photo: Peter Kimball)
The polar transition from 24-hour darkness to 24-hour daylight is a very gradual one. We haven’t seen stars at night for several weeks now. And while today doesn’t look perceptibly different from yesterday, we are now technically entering a summer of continuous direct sunlight. Of course, we may lose the sun behind Mt. Discovery for another night or two, and we’ll have a few more nights with pastel colors at midnight, but it’s now daytime all the time here at McMurdo.
We were at our fish hut until 4am last night doing Sunfish tests. I got a chance to step outside and take a few photos of the last sunset I’ll see until I return to the U.S. next month.
Reporting by Peter Kimball