The magnificent display of Aurora Australis, or "Southern Lights" as they are commonly known, comes from the Indian base situated on the east coast of Antarctica. These majestic lights, commonly seen in shades of green, blue and some colours that have most likely not even been named yet, are caused by an interplay of the Earth's magnetosphere and solar winds.
The Bharati Station houses about 50 Indians all year round on this unique prefab structure situated on the Larsemann Hills on the continent of Antarctica.
"The Bharati station consists of one main building, fuel farm, fuel station, sea water pump house, a summer camp and a number of smaller containerized modules. The main building offers regulated power supply, automated heating and air conditioning with hot and cold running water, flush toilets, sauna, cold storage, PA (public address) system, aesthetically designed living, dining, lounge and laboratory space. The communication is through dedicated satellite channels providing connectivity for voice, video and data with India mainland," according to the National Center for Antarctica and Ocean Research, Goa.
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