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Base Esperanza vs Rapa Nui Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Base Esperanza, Antarctica and Rapa Nui, Easter Island is approximately 5,491 km or 3,412 mi.
  • To reach Base Esperanza in this distance one would set out from Rapa Nui bearing 152.1° or SSE and follow the great circles arc to approach Base Esperanza bearing 111.7° or ESE .
  • Base Esperanza has a tundra climate (ET) whereas Rapa Nui has a tropical rainforest climate (Af).
  • The annual average temperature is 26.3 °C (47.4°F) cooler.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 5.4 °C (9.7°F) more in Base Esperanza. The continentality subtype is truly oceanic as opposed to truly hyperoceanic.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 497.6 mm (19.6 in) less which is equivalent to 497.6 l/m² (12.21 US gal/ft²) or 4,976,000 l/ha (531,967 US gal/ac) less. About 3/5 as much.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 36° lower in Base Esperanza than in Rapa Nui.

Climate Comparison Table

The table shows values for Base Esperanza relative to Rapa Nui. You can also view this comparison the other way around from the perspective of Rapa Nui vs Base Esperanza.

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) -23 (-41) -25 (-44) -26 (-47) -29 (-53) -30 (-53) -29 (-53) -29 (-52) -29 (-52) -26 (-46) -23 (-41) -22 (-39) -22 (-39) -26 (-47)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) -21 (-37) -23 (-41) -25 (-46) -29 (-52) -30 (-55) -30 (-54) -30 (-54) -30 (-53) -26 (-47) -22 (-40) -21 (-37) -20 (-36) -26 (-46)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) -45 (-2) -18 (-1) -38 (-1) -55 (-2) -64 (-3) -82 (-3) -38 (-1) -18 (-1) -14 (-1) -14 (-1) -46 (-2) -68 (-3) -498 (-20)
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day +5h 09' +2h 53' +0h 30' -1h 56' -4h 23' -6h 05' -5h 15' -2h 53' -0h 26' +2h 00' +4h 27' +6h 05'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°) -35.8 -35.9 -36.2 -36.1 -36.1 -36 -36.2 -36.2 -36.2 -35.9 -35.7 -36.2   -36

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