The dancing lights of the Aurora Australis captured in time-lapse by Martin Heck, who had to mount his cameras inside special housings so the wouldn’t seize up when nighttime air temperature dropped to -70°C.
Well, for three months anyway.
The final sunset, taken from the European Space Agency, Concordia, in the Antarctic on Sunday.
The 15 members who live at the research station won’t see the sun rise again until August.
And, as the vampire nomads prepare to feast, isn’t it well for them?
Ireland wasn’t the only new addition to the Streetview ‘family’ on Thursday. Oh no. Brazil and Antarctica also went live.
That’s right, Antarctica.
Just so Google could say the service was available on all seven continents.
[NB – The faces of individual chin-strap penguins have been blurred to protect their privacy.]