Yesterday was already unbelievably wonderful due to our Sunfish tests under ice. But it got even better… I got back to the dorm at about 11:30 pm (after blogging!), and Justin informed me that aurora were visible outside. I was super tired, but as I mentioned in my camera gear post, this is a play-to-win situation, so I grabbed my tripod from the dorm, went back to lab for my camera, and wandered around outside with my jaw hanging open until about 1am when the cold started getting to me. So, I’m a bit short on sleep today, but the display last night was amazing!
Aurora australis over Mt. Discovery and the Pegasus runway lights. (photo: Peter Kimball)
Aurora australis over the hills north of McMurdo Station. (photo: Peter Kimball)
Here are a few more shots from last night’s aurora display.
Reporting by Peter Kimball