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Midwinter is over – Welcome back, Sun!

21 Aug 2013, 13:36 UTC
Midwinter is over – Welcome back, Sun! ESA–V. Kaimakamis
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ESA-sponsored medical doctor Vangelis Kaimakamis describes what it's been like to spend winter at Concordia:
Credits: ESA–V. Kaimakamis
We are in the middle of August and the great news is that the Sun is back! At last, after a little more than 3 months of absence, the Sun made a magnificent comeback on the 10th of this month to our sheer pleasure! It was a very strong moment for everyone in the base as it constituted the beginning of the final stage of our winterover and also the return of the light that we had missed so much. On that day everyone went outside the base to take pictures of the moment and live the feeling of reunion with the source of all life on our planet! During the dark winter months in Concordia we realized that the sunlight is much more important than what we used to believe, not only for our body but also for our soul! In fact the change in our mood from the moment we saw it again was more than obvious: All the group members had big smiles on their faces, we all hugged each other and although the Sun was above the horizon ...

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