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A town at night.
Date Taken:
April 30, 2011
Photograph By:
Ken Klassy, NSF
License Type:
Creative Commons CC BY-NC-ND 4.0.

The sun dipped below the horizon in late April and will not appear again until August at McMurdo Station. During the continual austral winter darkness, no airplanes fly to McMurdo, resulting in isolation. The last plane left McMurdo in early March and the next plane will arrive in late August. There were 151 people working at McMurdo during the 2011 winter.

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