(Newsdesk) The sun rises only once a year at the Geographic South Pole (90°South); with the Southern Hemisphere’s Spring equinox on September 22nd.
This marks the end of the polar night/winter, which started with the only sunset at the South Pole on March 22nd (the March Equinox)..
Sven Lidstøm, Swedish IceCube scientist and winter-over at the South Pole who took this photo on September 22nd commented, “The one and only sunrise of 2012 and it is about time.”
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