posted on Jun, 18 2004 @ 01:27 AM
No great secret ! the web cam in question is housed inside a pespex dome the light is a reflection of the moon, because of the low latitude both moon
and sun move around much closer to the horizon and during several weeks over mid-winter, lasting a couple of weeks the sun is just a glow below the
To answer a couple of the other questions asked earier the "spy dome"
that looks like epcot is to protect the communications dish from the weather i.e. wind and ice particles which can etch most things.
They are used at all three Australian Antarctic stations Mawson, Davis, Casey and the Sub Antarctic island Macquarie Is. which has a small base.
Mawson is very windy, the average wind speed is around 40 knots
and quite often much higher with a "katabatic" wind blowing of the
ice sheet. Winds can reach 250kph
During the winter with no ships (shipping season is NOV-MAR) Mawson only has a crew of about 13-15 people. The biggest conspircy that would occur is
stealing the last mint slice biscuit or miss-timing the next batch of home brew.