U.S. Antarctic Stations Celebrate Midwinter's Day 2010
June 21st, the austral winter solstice, was Midwinter's Day in Antarctica. Throughout Antarctic, wintering personnel celebrated the longest night of the year. We have posted greetings from the personnel at the three U.S. stations — McMurdo, Amundsen-Scott South Pole, and Palmer — on the U.S. Antarctic Program web portal, USAP.gov. See the URL at http://www.usap.gov/News/contentHandler.cfm?id=2173.
June 22, 2010
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