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Images: Life at Antarctica's Concordia Station

Sunrise, finally

Antarctica, Concordia Research Station

(Image credit: Alexander Kumar.)

On Sunday, Aug 12, Kumar snapped the above picture the first sunrise of the season. He hadn't seen the sun in more than three months. Each day the station will get more and more light, until finally the region is drenched in 24 hours of sunlight during the austral summer.

Andrea Mustain was a staff writer for Live Science from 2010 to 2012. She holds a B.S. degree from Northwestern University and an M.S. degree in broadcast journalism from Columbia University.