On Wednesday 29 November the sun finally set at 12:10am, only to rise again shortly after at 1:02am. As Mawson station resides within the Antarctic circle our summer will now continue with a full 24 hours of daylight each day.

Our next sunset will be on 13 January when it will finally set at 12:47am, only to rise again a mere 19 minutes later! The nights will then progressively get longer as it moves out of the summer season.

Posted by Bren

Antarctic expeditioner and avid hiker.