Environment

The Last Sunset

ImaGeo iconImaGeoBy Tom YulsmanApr 26, 2013 2:38 PM
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A screenshot from a video of the last sunrise and sunset at McMurdo Station in Antarctica as the dark winter months begin. Click on the image to see the video. (Video: Deven Stross) A friend posted a link to Twitter of this terrific timelapse video, and I just had to share it. Click on the image to watch the watch video, which was shot on April 24. It shows the last sunrise and sunset at McMurdo Station, the main U.S. base in Antarctica, as the dark winter months of the Southern Hemisphere winter begin. The sun will not return to McMurdo until August 19, at 12:13 local time. On that day, it will be up for 1 hour, 29 minutes and 34 seconds.

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