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The kingdom of light is about to end

7 May 2013, 12:39 UTC
The kingdom of light is about to end
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Last Sunday the Sun disappeared below the Antarctic horizon not to return for over three months. The crew at Concordia research station will live and work in artificial light in complete isolation. Antonio Litterio describes the feelings of fear and … Continue reading →

Last Concordia sunset. Credits: IPEV/PNRA-A. Litterio
Last Sunday the Sun disappeared below the Antarctic horizon not to return for over three months. The crew at Concordia research station will live and work in artificial light in complete isolation. Antonio Litterio describes the feelings of fear and amazement and suggests you listen to "Wild Side" by Italian musician Roberto Cacciapaglia as you read this entry. This unofficial video of the song was suggested by Roberto himself as a suitable version to play while reading.

Antarctica continues to change as it enters a new phase and the kingdoms that make up this immense territory will follow. The kingdom of light is about to end. The midday sun is now afraid to show herself on the horizon. She looks shyly at us for a few minutes each day, peering from a distance as if to make sure that we are well before she leaves.
The light offers security, but ...

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