What if the Sun Never Came Up Again?
Just two months ago I watched the sun set for the first time in 2013. The transition from 24 hour daylight to a real day and night cycle to the ensuing darkness has been a quick one.
On April 23, 2013, a small group of McMurdo residents took an extended lunch to search for the second to last sunset. The last sunset could only be seen from far out on the ice shelf. Getting out of town was rejuvenating after long hours working in shaded McMurdo. Everyone was super excited to really see the sun for the last time in months. We spent about two hours staring at the sun and taking in the last rays it had to offer. It felt like a new beginning with new friends that would endure the same darkness as I would. Our eyes did burn for hours after we returned to town though. As a child I was always told not to stare into the sun. We stared into the sun for over an hour trying to burn that last image into our minds. Two days later I blink and think I can see the last view of the sun burned into my imagination.
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