First sun after Antarctic winter, 1911

First sun after Antarctic winter, 1911

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Caption: First sun after Antarctic winter. Expedition members by their winter hut (Mount Erebus in background) marking the return of the Sun on 26 August 1911 after overwintering during the British Antarctic Expedition (1910-1913). In the polar regions, the Sun is only visible for half the year. Also known as the Terra Nova Expedition, the primary expedition objectives were scientific. Led by Robert Falcon Scott, the shore party of 34 landed in January 1911. They spent two seasons exploring on and around the Ross Ice Shelf. Scott and four others died in 1912 returning from their attempt to be the first to reach the South Pole. Photograph by Herbert George Ponting.

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