Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Polar Night

Days are dark at almost 71 North. This picture from my mobile phone was taken last Sunday close to local noon. Usually, December days are a bit lighter because of the snow reflecting the modest light from the sky, but  this autumn and winter has been 3-4 degrees Celsius warmer than normal, so there is very little snow at the coastal areas. It was -1C that day.

The picture faces south-southeast and is taken from the QDFA phaser/power box after I had installed a full-charged 18 Ah battery to the QDFA phaser. It will last for another 3 weeks before needing replacement. The mast to the right is the center of southernmost of the four QDFA deltas (or rather "houses" as they have been redesigned to).

1 comment:

CoysDock said...

Nice Pictures, interesting job(?)