The remote Antarctic research station Concordia witnessed its last sunset for over three months last Sunday. From here on they will work and live under artificial lighting as they survive and conduct research at the remotest base on Earth. Image © IPEV/PNRA–A. Litterio
The new world record for fastest car on ice was achieved by Audi RS6 and Nokian Tyres (Hakkapeliitta 8 winter tire), inventor of the winter tyre, when test driver Janne Laitinen drove at a speed of 335.713 kilometres per hour (208.602 mph) on the ice of the Gulf of Bothnia in freezing winter weather.
Yesterday was an equinox, a date when day and night are equal. From now on every day until the next equinox, the night will be longer than the day in Earth’s northern hemisphere, and the day will be longer than the night in Earth’s southern hemisphere. Image credit: Tunç Tezel (TWAN)
This picture was taken last winter in Finnish Lapland where weather can include sub-freezing temperatures and driving snow. These giant trees covered in snow and ice, are possibly the guardians of the North. Surreal landscapes sometimes result, where common trees become cloaked in white. Image Credit: Niccolò Bonfadini via apod
Lake Abraham in Winter. Photographer Long Nguyen
Winter on Mono Lake. Lenticular clouds pick up the light of the setting sun behind the Eastern Sierra mountains. Photography David Orias