Macquarie Island station webcam
Timelapse movie: previous two days
We’re sorry there are currently technical difficulties affecting the sky-cam – causing the picture to be black. It will be fixed soon.
Still images of the full sky are obtained with a small camera mounted under a dome near the Clean Air Laboratory, and provide a view with similar sensitivity to the naked eye for the study of Antarctic clouds. There are some artefacts in the images due to defective pixels (bright stationary star-like features at night), and refraction and scattering of light by the dome.
At night, the green laser beam from the Division’s atmospheric LIDAR can be seen emanating from the Science Building on the eastern horizon. The laser beam brightens when it is scattered by low clouds.
The date/time on the image shows local Macquarie Island time. If you have any questions about the webcams, please see our webcam FAQ.