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
Corsets were tight garments designed to distort a woman’s figure to conform to fashion trends. The prevailing shape and level of comfort shifted over the decades. Dresses were looser in Medieval times, making corsets unnecessary. Fashion evolved to include a cote or sort of corset that was worn on the outside of a flax shift … More Corsets: What’s all the fuss?
Here is a blog posting from a National Geographic about the Extreme Cold Weather Gear: http://voices.nationalgeographic.com/2011/01/09/expedition_antarctica_gearing/
The sun did not rise today in Antarctica.
Shara Kennington joins her father on a research mission to Antarctica. She falls through the ice and into the hidden world of Shalemar, where her coming has been foretold for 500 years. She fights in a bloody revolution, wins the love of a king, and earns the respect of his fellow warriors. A Prophecy predicted … More What’s Length of Days about?
Shalemar is a land where the sun rises and sets only once each year. This diagram illustrates time and light:
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.