The Live Camera is down for the Winter. There will not be any more updates for a while.
You can also view time lapse movies from the camera.
This photo is of the Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station taken every 15 minutes (if a relay satellite is available for transmission) from the roof of the National Science Foundation's Atmospheric Research Observatory (ARO) which houses NOAA/ESRL's Clean Air Facility.
In order to preserve the life of the camera, it is tilted down toward the snow when the sun is in the field of view, which occurs for several weeks around sunset (March) and sunrise (September) when the sun marches in a circle above the horizon. From mid-April until mid-August the moon and the aurora australis provide the only natural lighting. The camera is shut off from about mid April to early September.View of the ARO looking from the signs on the path to the South Pole station. Most Recent Image (Image time is in UTC)
Archived Images (Image time is in UTC)
2007 - 2008 Summer Season
2008 - 2009 Summer Season
2009 - 2010 Summer Season
2010 - 2011 Summer Season
2011 - 2012 Summer Season
2012 - 2013 Summer Season