Science and Exploration

McGill High Arctic Research Station Photo Report – Dale Andersen: 4 April 2009 M.A.R.S. At sunset

By Keith Cowing
May 24, 2013
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One of the more delightful attributes of working in the high arctic, and in a region with mountains and glaciers is watching the scenery under a variety of lighting conditions. At this point, the sun is still low in the sky. Each day it gets a little higher and stays a bit longer. Soon we will have bright daylight 24/7 until the end of summer. But right now we are able to enjoy sunsets and the warm sun paints the local snow-capped mountains in alpenglow. This was the scene as I returned to M.A.R.S. last night. It is a real privilege to be able to work in such beautiful places!

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