The Last Sunset

By Tom Yulsman | April 26, 2013 10:38 am

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.

CATEGORIZED UNDER: Antarctica, select, Top Posts


ImaGeo is a visual blog focusing on the intersection of imagery, imagination and Earth. It focuses on spectacular visuals related to the science of our planet, with an emphasis (although not an exclusive one) on the unfolding Anthropocene Epoch.

About Tom Yulsman

Tom Yulsman is Director of the Center for Environmental Journalism and a Professor of Journalism at the University of Colorado, Boulder. He also continues to work as a science and environmental journalist with more than 30 years of experience producing content for major publications. His work has appeared in the New York Times, Washington Post, Audubon, Climate Central, Columbia Journalism Review, Discover, Nieman Reports, and many other publications. He has held a variety of editorial positions over the years, including a stint as editor-in-chief of Earth magazine. Yulsman has written one book: Origins: the Quest for Our Cosmic Roots, published by the Institute of Physics in 2003.


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