Antarctica Nightlife

  • Auroras
    Auroras
    by Ekahau
  • Chris with his favourite waitress, Leonor
    Chris with his favourite waitress,...
    by toonsarah
  • With Captain Andersson
    With Captain Andersson
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Antarctica Nightlife

  • Dont wake the penguins

    Given the unpredictable weather you have to take the chance to land when ever you can. This landing was made at 1am in a snow storm, we finally got back on board after 2am. This was probably the most memorable landing of the entire trip

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  • Sunrise at 3am

    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. As many clothes as possible

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  • Captain's Receptions

    We were advised when preparing for our trip that there would be two formal evenings on board the Marco Polo. Of course these are entirely optional – you can easily choose to eat in the self-service restaurant that evening and “do your own thing”. But we thought if we were going to go on a cruise (not at all our usual sort of holiday) we might as...

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  • Icebergs drifting by

    This was our favourite spot on board ship, night and day. In the daytime it was a great place to sit, possibly with a book and definitely with one of the wonderful “hotties” that were on offer – a variety of hot chocolate or coffee based drinks, most with a warming touch of liqueur, whisky or similar. And whenever you looked up from your book,...

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  • Night? What night?

    While cruising along the Antarctic Peninsula, there was almost no night - it was almost never dark.Helga (habert62) and myself loved our "midnight parties" on deck 7 and we could convince a few friends to join us!This picture shows a special midnight party:Camilo (camilo74) from Chile had given us a bottle of excellent red wine, when we met him in...

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  • Cyclecross

    Since the sun never sets here in the summertime, what's stopping you from having a cyclecross event some night?The people in charge of recreational activities at McMurdo were very active and creative.

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  • Maybe see an aurora?

    Unfortunately, the reality is that few Antarctic tourists will see the Aurora Australis (the southern lights) during the course of their trip. Because most trips are clustered around the mid-summer period, at the Antarctic Circle the sun is either above the horizon or so close to it that the sky does not darken adequately for an aurora to be...

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  • See the Midnight Sun

    Most residents of the mid-latitudes have never seen the 'midnight sun'. But it is simple to do if you're at the right place (and at the right time!). Head south to the Antarctic Circle at midsummer's day (21 December), settle back and enjoy the evening and, weather permitting, as midnight passes you can watch the sun doing a lazy sweep along the...

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  • New Years Eve

    This photo was at about 1am, after stepping outside from the NYE celebrations at Scott Base. We had to take the shuttle back to McMurdo.Made me feel like I'd been up ALL night.... but it was still early.

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  • Icestock!

    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

    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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  • Square Dancing

    On Tuesday nights, you can take some beginner Square Dance lessons at Gallaghers. It is sometimes followed by some impromptu Swing Dancing!

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  • Bowling!

    That's right! McMurdo Station even has a two lane bowling alley. Here is a photo of the two women who set up your pins and roll back your ball manually. You've gotta compute your own scores.. It's bowling in Antarctica! another thing you never knew you'd be doing.

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  • American Night at Scott Base

    The Kiwi's give an open invitation to their base and clubs on thursday nights.Please, take off your shoes when you enter their buildings.If you walk into the bar with a hat on your head, you'll be buying the next round.

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  • Christmas Party

    Santa Claus and his helper were there to listen to what I wanted for Christmas.Unfortunately, there was no chimney in my dorm room..... I'll have to wait until I get home for my presents.

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  • Christmas Party

    They put on a great Christmas Eve party here at McMurdo... from the decorations, to the finger food, and the dancing, it was a great night out in Antarctica!

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  • Rave!

    What do you get when you put 1,000 talented and eclectic researchers in an isolated location for months at a time?If you come here, you'll find many unique ways to remain entertained. Things you never thought you'd do in Antarctica!

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  • Coffee House

    The Coffee House on McMurdo Station is a great place to relax and have some coffee, beer or wine. Anything goes. Mukluks are welcome here.

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  • Have another beer

    Night lasts for six months... so plenty of time to enjoy "night life". Only problem is that there isn't much more than another bottle of beer and some old war stories to listen to.

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  • Another southerly party.......

    As befits any cruise, the Captain hosted a farewell party at the end of the trip. It was a gerat excuse to put on your glad rags and party until the early hours of the morning.

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  • More partying in Antarctica

    I never expected to have a barbecue on deck, but the evening was mild (just above zero degrees) and the sun was shining well into the evening (it never really got dark this far south). The chefs laid on a fantastic spread of grilled food and Suza (our trusty barmaid) brought out a large container of hot mulled wine. Surrounded by stunning scenery...

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  • Nightlife in Antarctica

    With no local bars, restaurants, clubs or casinos, you make your own evening entertainment in Antarctica.

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  • Music... food for the soul

    This is where I spent most of my time on board. Well, not only in the night but also during the day.Victor is the pianist & he plays beautifully.I was inspired by his music & wrote most of my postcards from this bar.Chris & Mellany are very nice people too. They were great to talk to & I enjoyed sampling the cocktails here. Yes, I'm allergic but...

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  • Night? The sun doesn't quite set here!

    Ok, let's face it... this is an expedition cruise. Not a cruise cruise per se...Entertainment on board is not what people come for. No casino either. So, most Asians would not board this ship, haha!I'm the only one from Asia really.Most of the passengers on board are Americans.The crew & staff are mostly Asians though... from Philippines! Our 1st...

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  • Southern Lights Theatre Scene 10

    Lastly, something to carry the energy from the Sun to the particles is needed. This is the solar wind.The Earth's magnetic field steers the charged particles from space in a way that makes them interact with the atmosphere way up north or down south, over the poles.If you want to make sure that the magnetic field is shaped like this it is easily...

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  • Southern Lights Theatre Scene 6

    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. Black Tie with warm Night coat

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  • Southern Lights Theatre Scene 5

    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...

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  • Southern Lights Theatre Scene 4

    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. Very Warm Coat

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  • Southern Lights Theatre Scene 3

    When the particle collides with an atom, the atom takes over some of the energy thet has given the particle its velocity. The particle keeps on moving but with less velocity, since it has

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  • Southern Lights Theatre Scene 9

    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. Dress very warm

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  • Southern Lights Theatre Scene 8

    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. Dress very Warm

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  • Southern Lights Theatre Scene 7

    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. Dress Very Warm Please

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  • Southern Lights Theatre Scene 2

    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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  • Southern Lights Theatre --aurora...

    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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  • Antarctica~Mid Winter Party Dolls

    The guys knew their tour was at the halfway mark....and they were heading toward home...so they would do this crazy party with costumes and other nonsense.

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  • Limited Nightlife on the Ship

    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...

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  • On board there is a good bar and social...

    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...

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  • Watch the Sun Set

    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. If your outside like I was when I took this picture dress warmly!!!

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  • Surprisingly enough, McMurdo...

    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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