Nightclubs and bars in Antarctica

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    Auroras explained: Southern Lights Theatre Scene 6

    by Ekahau Updated Aug 10, 2003

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    For auroras to arise on a planet five things are required.

    First of all the planet has to have an atmosphere. The atmosphere is the screen upon which the aurora is shown. If there was no atmosphere the particles from space would find no atoms to collide with and no light would be visible.

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    auroras explained: Southern Lights Theatre Scene 5

    by Ekahau Updated Aug 10, 2003

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    The atom that has taken over some energy from the particle has now got too much energy and lets go of it. The surplus energy becomes light. The next atom that collides with the particle also takes over some of its kinetic energy, resulting in the particle losing even more velocity. The new atom also lets go of the energy. As the particle moves down through the atmosphere the atoms become more and more crowded, resulting in more collisions for the particle. Each time the particle collides it moves a bit slower and more light is emitted.

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    Auroras explained: Southern Lights Theatre Scene 4

    by Ekahau Updated Aug 10, 2003

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    When the particle has collided a number of times it has lost so much of its kinetic energy that it stops moving. This occurs when the particle is approximately 100 kilometres from the Earth's surface. When a lot of particles collide with atoms, releasing light, an aurora occurs.

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    Auroras explained: Southern Lights Theatre Scene 9

    by Ekahau Written Aug 10, 2003

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    Fourth, an energy source that can give the plasma particles all the energy they need to create auroras is required. On Earth that energy source is the Sun. If the particles were not provided with all the necessary energy auroras would not occur.

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    Auroras explained: Southern Lights Theatre Scene 8

    by Ekahau Updated Aug 10, 2003

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    For auroras to arise on a planet five things are required -- continued.

    Third, something that can steer the plasma particles down to the atmosphere is needed. That is a magnetic field. If the magnetic field was not present most of the particles would miss the earth and keep moving through space.

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    Auroras explained: Southern Lights Theatre Scene 7

    by Ekahau Written Aug 10, 2003

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    For auroras to arise on a planet five things are required.
    Second, there must be charged particles, plasma, that can collide with the atmosphere. If there were no particles the situation would be the same as above.

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    auroras explained: Southern Lights Theatre Scene 2

    by Ekahau Written Aug 10, 2003

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    The particles that make auroras come from the ionosphere but have an extremely high velocity due to the energy from the solar wind. The particles are caught by the Earth's magnetic field and are steered towards the poles. When a particle reaches the atmosphere it collides with one of the many present atoms.

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    auroras: Southern Lights Theatre --aurora australis

    by Ekahau Written Aug 10, 2003

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    The Earth is surrounded by a thin gas cover, the atmosphere, and fast charged particles, plasma, are moving in space above it. Auroras arise when some of those particles enter the Earth's atmosphere and collide with atoms and molecules. When the particles collide the energy used to give them their velocity changes into a light, the aurora.

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    Ship's bar: Limited Nightlife on the Ship

    by maryellen50 Written Jan 10, 2003

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    As this is not the typical cruise ship, nightlife is limited to a small bar where you can buy drinks which are not included in the ship. So barhopping on the ship can become very expensive when you received your tab at the end of the cruise. As I am not a barhopper, I took many paperback books to read in the evening. There are usually film presentations scheduled in the evening however most of them I had already seen on National Geographic or Discovery channels so I spent many evenings reading books.

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    On board there is a good bar and social life.

    by K1W1 Updated Dec 10, 2002

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    On board there is a good bar and lounge.
    For those wishing to save a bit of money, a bit of forward planning will help and you can make use of the many duty free shops in Ushuaia. As we were lucky with the weather and viewing during the daytime, everybody was in good spirits at night and there was always a reason for a good party. We had a good barman on board and he kept people smiling with his happy hours and specials.
    By the way, there's no shortage of good fresh ice for the drinks!

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    Watch the Sun Set

    by tampa_shawn Updated Oct 16, 2002

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    When I was there the sun set about 2 AM and rose at about 4 AM....Actually it never really set it just moved slowly across the horizon.

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    Surprisingly enough, McMurdo...

    by marciaca Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Surprisingly enough, McMurdo Station had two bars (Gallagher's and Southern Exposure) and a wine bar. Everyone is very friendly and drinking is the most common activity.
    Nothing quite like walking out of the bar at 1 am and the sun is high in the sky.

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    Drake passage: Sunrise at 3am

    by Josilver Written Jul 10, 2007

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    Try getting up at 3am to see and "Antartic Sunrise". Unfortuantely it was cloudy when we tried but we saw our first iceberg so that was exciting enough.

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    Icestock!

    by frankcanfly Written Dec 31, 2004

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    Every year on January 1st, there is an event here called "Icestock".

    It's basically 6 hours of Chili cookoffs, Live Bands and some craft tables.

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    New Years Eve at Scott Base

    by frankcanfly Written Dec 31, 2004

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    The Kiwi's host the biggest party down here, their station is only 3km from McMurdo.

    They blacked out all the windows, and it actually felt like nighttime for a few hours.....

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