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Base Esperanza vs Hirado Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Base Esperanza, Antarctica and Hirado, Japan is approximately 16,645 km or 10,343 mi.
  • To reach Base Esperanza in this distance one would set out from Hirado bearing 174.2° or S and follow the great circles arc to approach Base Esperanza bearing 10.9° or N .
  • Base Esperanza has a tundra climate (ET) whereas Hirado has a humid subtropical climate (Cfa).
  • The annual average temperature is 21.6 °C (38.9°F) cooler.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 8.6 °C (15.5°F) less in Base Esperanza. The continentality subtype is truly oceanic as opposed to semicontinental.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 1353.4 mm (53.3 in) less which is equivalent to 1353.4 l/m² (33.22 US gal/ft²) or 13,534,000 l/ha (1,446,874 US gal/ac) less. About 1/3 as much.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 30.6° lower in Base Esperanza than in Hirado.

Climate Comparison Table

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

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) -6 (-10) -7 (-13) -12 (-22) -21 (-38) -27 (-49) -32 (-57) -36 (-64) -37 (-66) -30 (-54) -22 (-40) -15 (-28) -8 (-15) -22 (-38)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) -5 (-10) -7 (-12) -13 (-23) -22 (-39) -28 (-51) -34 (-60) -38 (-68) -39 (-69) -32 (-57) -23 (-42) -15 (-28) -8 (-15) -22 (-40)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) -34 (-1) -29 (-1) -62 (-2) -148 (-6) -143 (-6) -268 (-11) -276 (-11) -132 (-5) -143 (-6) -51 (-2) -53 (-2) -14 (-1) -1353 (-53)
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day +8h 36' +5h 02' +0h 53' -3h 25' -7h 27' -9h 56' -8h 45' -5h 02' -0h 46' +3h 32' +7h 33' +9h 56'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°) +9.7 -8.9 -30.6 -53.7 -70.3 -76.7 -70.8 -54.1 -31.3 -8.5 +9.8 +16.8   -30.6

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