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Best Earth Images of the Month June 2012

Keep it cool

Staff wintering over at the British Antarctic Survey's Halley station play a round of outdoor croquet in 40 mph winds and freezing temperatures to celebrate the Queen's Diamond Jubilee.

(Image credit: Sam Burrell, British Antarctic Survey)

Fancy a game of croquet in 40 mph (64 kph) winds and temperatures of minus 22 degrees Fahrenheit (minus 30 Celsius)?

That's just one of the activities that a group of British scientists and technical staff wintering over at the Halley Research Station on Antarctica's Brunt Ice Shelf participated in to celebrate the Queen's Diamond Jubilee.

[Full Story: Celebrating the Queen's Jubilee, South-Pole Style]

Winter down south

Snow covers southern Patagonia in this NASA satellite image taken on May 30, 2012.

(Image credit: NASA)

While the Northern Hemisphere is getting ready for the sunny months of summer, the Southern Hemisphere is heading into winter. This seasonal shift can be seen in a NASA satellite image of snow blanketing southern Patagonia.

Snow is more common in the Northern Hemisphere than the Southern, but long-term observations have shown that parts of southern Argentina and Chile are likely to see snow in June, according to a NASA statement.

[Full Story: Southern Winter: Snow Covers Patagonia]

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