Antarctic Eclipse: Fans Pay Big to Be Left in Dark

Penguin rookeries in Antarctica–weather permitting–will be audience to a total solar eclipse Sunday as the moon slips between Earth and the sun and casts a narrow band of the icy continent into daytime darkness.

A few hundred humans, too, hope to catch the celestial show. They’ve paid thousands of dollars to journey to–or over–Antarctica, the only landmass where the minutes-long event will be visible.