Enjoying the quiet evening

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One of my favourite places on base is the Met Observation Deck. It’s a large, elevated platform on top of the southernmost module, which makes it a great and yet easily accessible place on base, from which to observe the surroundings or the sky.

As the weather today was very mild, with outside temperatures in the region of -7°C to -9°C for most of the day (although dropping to -18°C in the evening) and with moderate wind (again, dropping right off in the evening), it was really nice to look at the twilight. This image was taken just before midnight – as you can see, there sky doesn’t get fully dark anymore and in just a few more weeks the sun will be over the horizon for 24 hours a day!