This entry is written by Debbie Thomas, co-chief scientist of Expedition 378. It comes from her Expedition 378 Odyssey blog, which can be found here.
We hit some weather this morning! I was awakened at 0400 by the big change in ship motion. Here is why:
I stayed in bed until 0715, but meanwhile, Ulla caught this photo at sunrise (since I get off shift at 0000, I will have to rely on her for the sunrise shots, and I will return the favor with sunset photos):
Then we started discussing how to tell the difference between sunrise and sunset at sea – you’ll need to note the orientation of the ship and make sure there are diagnostic features to indicate port or starboard. In this case, we are headed mostly south (our heading at the time of this photo was 221.2:
Compare this to yesterday (or YESTERDAY, if you have a son obsessed with Imagine Dragons…):