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This photograph taken on The 18th of July, shows a breath-taking curtain of green light taken above the Concordia Station on the East Antarctic Ice Sheet. The station is entirely cut off from the outside world during Antarctica’s coldest months, when temperatures plunge to around minus 112 degrees Fahrenheit (minus 80 degrees Celsius). Even aircrafts can’t take off in the harsh weather, and the last plane of the season left Concordia in February.
There are 13 people staying here for the winter months and they haven’t seen sun light since it set for the final time in May, plunging the region into darkness for four months.
Station staff snapped pictures of this recent aurora which appears to be floating just above the station. Making this image even more spectacular; the Milky Way can clearly be seen shining brightly behind the lovely Southern lights.
Image courtesy ESA/A. Kumar and E. Bondoux