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Base Esperanza vs Gao Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Base Esperanza, Antarctica and Gao, Mali is approximately 10,109 km or 6,282 mi.
  • To reach Base Esperanza in this distance one would set out from Gao bearing 202° or SSW and follow the great circles arc to approach Base Esperanza bearing 233.6° or SW .
  • Base Esperanza has a tundra climate (ET) whereas Gao has a subtropical hot desert climate (BWh).
  • The mean temperature is 35.7 °C (64.3°F) cooler.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 0.9 °C (1.6°F) less in Base Esperanza. The continentality subtype is truly oceanic for both.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 537.8 mm (21.2 in) more which is equivalent to 537.8 l/m² (13.2 US gal/ft²) or 5,378,000 l/ha (574,944 US gal/ac) more. About 3 6/7 as much.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 45.2° lower in Base Esperanza than in Gao.

Climate Comparison Table

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

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) -23 (-41) -26 (-47) -32 (-58) -40 (-71) -45 (-81) -46 (-83) -43 (-78) -42 (-75) -39 (-70) -36 (-64) -29 (-53) -23 (-42) -36 (-64)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) -17 (-30) -20 (-36) -27 (-49) -36 (-65) -42 (-75) -44 (-79) -42 (-75) -41 (-73) -37 (-67) -32 (-58) -25 (-44) -18 (-32) -32 (-57)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) +56 (+2) +65 (+3) +75 (+3) +57 (+2) +49 (+2) +25 (+1) -3 (0) +3 (+0) +34 (+1) +53 (+2) +65 (+3) +59 (+2) +538 (+21)
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day +7h 31' +4h 21' +0h 46' -2h 57' -6h 29' -8h 43' -7h 39' -4h 22' -0h 40' +3h 04' +6h 35' +8h 43'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°) -7.4 -26 -47.8 -71 -79.5 -79.4 -79.3 -71 -48.2 -25.3 -7.1 -0.3   -45.2

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