Polar scientists showed a colorful sunset near “Vernadskyi”

Polar scientists showed a colorful sunset near “Vernadskyi”


Photo: Anna Torgonenko

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Ukrainian polar explorers from the Arctic research station “Akademik Vernadskyi” filmed an incredible sunset around Galindez Island.

The photo of such a rare sight was published by the National Antarctic Science Center.

“It is rare to see such beauty, because most of the time in this area the sun is hidden behind clouds. But yesterday it happened to be a clear day, so in the evening the sky became multi-colored.” – noted in the National Academy of Sciences.

On one side, the sky had a rich orange-blue color with a purple layer at a certain moment, and on the other – a delicate pink-lilac, according to the polar explorers.

Photo by Anna Torgonenko

According to them, such colors are formed due to the low position of the sun. Then the light has to travel a longer way to the surface than when the sun is high above the horizon, and therefore the colors disperse differently.

Photo by Anna Torgonenko

“And the color of the sky depends on the filling of the air with various particles and even the underlying surface: snow, ice or water, from which the rays are also reflected.” – scientists explain.

Photo by Anna Torgonenko

At present, autumn and daylight are gradually shortening in the Antarctic. Yesterday, in the “Vernadskyi” district, it lasted 11 hours and 11 minutes.

The shortest days here will be in the Antarctic winter. In particular, this year, from June 19 to 22, the sun will rise over “Vernadskyi” for only 3 hours and 24 minutes.

It will be recalled that the Ukrainian polar explorers also showed the “climbing penguins”, which they nested at a height of 295 meters.





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