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English: A full moon and 25 second exposure allowed sufficient light into this photo taken at Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station during the long Antarctic night. The new station can be seen at far left, power plant in the centre and the old mechanic's garage in the lower right. Red lights are used outside during the winter darkness as their spectrum does not pollute the sky, allowing scientists to conduct astrophysical studies without artificial light interference. There is a background of green light. This is the Aurora Australis, which dances thorugh the sky virtually all the time during the long Antarctic night (winter).The photo's surreal appearance makes the station look like a futuristic Mars Station.
Français : Vue de la station américaine Amundsen-Scott au pôle sud, éclairée par la pleine lune, durant la longue nuit polaire. La nouvelle station est visible tout à gauche, la centrale électrique au centre et l'ancien atelier de mécanique en bas à droite. Durant la nuit polaire, seule la lumière rouge est utilisée pour limiter la pollution lumineuse et ne pas perturber les expériences d'astrophysique menées dans la base. La lumière verte est due aux aurores australes qui sont quasi-permanentes durant la nuit polaire. L'apparence surréaliste de la photo fait penser à une base futuriste sur Mars.
Česky: Polární stanice Amundsen-Scott během během polární noci. Uprostřed je elektrárna, vpravo dole garáž a dílna pro mechaniky. Na snímku je patrná polární záře.
עברית: ירח מלא וחשיפה של 25 שניות אפשרו צילום תמונה זו בתחנה האנטארקטית אמונדסן-סקוט בעת הלילה האנטארקטי. מבנה התחנה החדש נראה משמאל, תחנת הכוח במרכז והמוסך הישן בצד ימין למטה. התאורה האדומה נועדה שלא לגרום לזיהום אור בעת חשכת החורף, כך שהמדענים בתחנה יכולים להמשיך במחקרים אסטרופיזיים מבלי שתאורת הסביבה תפריע לניהולם. האור הירקרק בשמיים הוא הזוהר הדרומי.
Date July 2005
Author Photo by Chris Danals, National Science Foundation

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90° 0′ 0.00″ S, 139° 16′ 0.00″ W

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