Milky Way over Black Island
From Auroras and Night Scapes
Black Island Satellite Station. Long exposure shot during the Antarctic winter.
Black Island Satellite Station in the winter twilight. The wind turbines provide about 25% of the power needed to keep the station running.
Black Island as seen from Minna Bluff. Brown Peninsula is on the left, Mount Erebus on the right.
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Aurora at the Black Island Satellite Station
Pisten Bully vehicles traversing across the Ross Ice Shelf to Black Island in late winter.
From Bases Machines and People
360 degree panoramic view taken from the helicopter landing pad at Black Island, Antarctica. The large domes house the satellite dishes to protect them from the weather.
Looking across Black Island towards Mount Discovery at the end of winter, just before the sun returns.
Milky Way over Black Island Satellite Station
Star trails, looking straight up over about 2 hours the movement of the stars create an overhead circular pattern. The green bits in the sky are from some auroras that passed though the shot.
Satellite Dome lit up from within, with an aurora trailing across the horizon in the distance
Milky Way Over Black Island. The green in the picture is is from faint auroras in the sky.
From Landscapes and Scenery
The full moon about to pass behind Mount Discovery as seen from Black Island in April. This photo was taken a few days before the sun disappeared below the horizon for the winter. The sunlight only just hitting the top half of Mount Discovery.
A glacier flowing off the southern end of Black Island into the Ross Ice Shelf, Antarctica.
Geodesic Domes that house satellite dishes to protect them from the elements at black Island Antarctica. Some faint auroras are in the sky.
Black Island Antarctica Telecommunications Facility.
Auroras over the Black Island ground station at 11.30 in the morning in July.
Black Island station at 11.15am in the morning in July.
Aurora over Scott Base, Antarctica. A fog bank is rolling in from the South.
Aurora Australis during a winter afternoon at Black Island, Antarctica.