Antarctic Peninsula Sunset

April 28, 2005

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Provided and copyright by: Sheila Pressman
Summary authors & editors: Sheila Pressman

Late on a rare cloudless day (January 14, 2005) along the coast of Antarctica, the setting Sun produced this enchanting golden glow across the mountains, glaciers and icy sea. The narrow outlet of the Lemaire Channel, between the Antarctic Peninsula (on the left) and Booth Island (on the right), only about a hundred meters across, funneled through just enough sunlight to create this magnificent scene. At this latitude and at this time of year (mid summer in the Southern Hemisphere), the Sun is above the horizon for more than 20 hours a day.

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