After six months of darkness, the sun has risen at the South Pole! Astronomical twilight began in early August, when the sun was 12-18 degrees below the horizon. Nautical twilight followed on August 22, when the sun was 6-12 degrees below the horizon. Aurora australis were still visible as the sun’s glow appeared on the horizon. … More Sunrise

Shalemar comes to life

Shalemar is a hidden world nestled beneath the Antarctic ice. It was founded in 1531 when pirates became lost at sea and made their way upriver in a land mass that was not on any of their navigation maps. Shalemar has developed in isolation from that fateful day.