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Into the darkness

17 May 2013, 14:09 UTC
Into the darkness
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ESA sponsored medical doctor Vangelis Kaimakamis on the end of festivities and the darkness to come: Finally the sun has left us and the long, dark period of our Antarctic experience has begun! We still see a dim light for … Continue reading →

Moonlight. Credits: ESA/IPEV/PNRA. E. Kaimakamis
ESA sponsored medical doctor Vangelis Kaimakamis on the end of festivities and the darkness to come:
Finally the sun has left us and the long, dark period of our Antarctic experience has begun! We still see a dim light for two or three hours every day but it will not be long before we live in complete darkness for a couple of months. We are trying to adapt to these conditions we have never experienced before, while enjoying the extraordinary night sky over our heads.
On 5 May we saluted the Sun from the astronomy shelter. We drank hot wine, made sandwiches and broke red eggs. In my country, Greece, it is customary to paint eggs and then crack them during Eastertime. It was a very nice day with a lot of fun that broke the monotony of our everyday chores and assignments.
Last sunset. Credits: ESA/IPEV/PNRA. E. Kaimakamis
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