Happy Solstice! In honor of this celestial-terrestrial holiday, a neato picture from Bolus Chief Science Officer Steve Carlson -- the ceremonial sphere marking the South Pole, where Steve's son works at an Antarctic research station, and where it's the first day of Summer.
I would also note that (a) this is Santa's logical final stop, and (b) from this exact point you can only travel in one direction -- North. So, as they say, it's all uphill from here.
UPDATE: Steve emails this addendum:
"Right now, it's 28F at McMurdo Station in Antarctica, 23F here in
and -4F (as I'm sure you are painfully aware) in Chicagoland."
Very painfully aware. I was originally going to feature my brass monkey in today's Ball of the Day, but something went dreadfully wrong.