A member of an Indian research team in Antarctica captured multiple clips of timelapse footage featuring aurora australis over a number of months in 2019.
Bhaskar Sarkar was a chief medical officer on the 38th Indian Scientific Expedition that was stationed at the Bharati research station on the continent when he took the luminous footage.
He reached Antarctica in February 2019 and stayed until December, he said.
In a description accompanying the original video on YouTube, Sarkar said, “Amidst the chilly, barren landscape of this vast continent, there is an inherent peace — a peace that this hectic bustling modern lifestyle of ours denies us.”
He added, “The long winter months when we have 54 days of absolute darkness is pure bliss. With zero light and air pollution, the night sky sings to you.” Credit: Bhaskar Sarkar via Storyful