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Base Esperanza vs Minicoy Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Base Esperanza, Antarctica and Minicoy, Lakshadweep is approximately 12,732 km or 7,912 mi.
  • To reach Base Esperanza in this distance one would set out from Minicoy bearing 202.1° or SSW and follow the great circles arc to approach Base Esperanza bearing 303.8° or NW .
  • Base Esperanza has a tundra climate (ET) whereas Minicoy has a tropical wet and dry/ savanna climate with dry winters (Aw).
  • The annual average temperature is 33.7 °C (60.7°F) cooler.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 9.1 °C (16.4°F) more in Base Esperanza. The continentality subtype is truly oceanic as opposed to extremely hyperoceanic.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 886.6 mm (34.9 in) less which is equivalent to 886.6 l/m² (21.76 US gal/ft²) or 8,866,000 l/ha (947,834 US gal/ac) less. About 4/9 as much.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 48° lower in Base Esperanza than in Minicoy.

Climate Comparison Table

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

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) -27 (-48) -28 (-50) -32 (-57) -37 (-66) -39 (-70) -39 (-70) -39 (-69) -38 (-68) -35 (-62) -31 (-56) -29 (-53) -27 (-49) -34 (-60)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) -25 (-45) -27 (-48) -31 (-56) -37 (-67) -40 (-71) -40 (-72) -40 (-72) -39 (-71) -36 (-65) -32 (-58) -29 (-52) -26 (-47) -34 (-60)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) +43 (+2) +42 (+2) +55 (+2) -1 (0) -135 (-5) -246 (-10) -176 (-7) -169 (-7) -122 (-5) -91 (-4) -80 (-3) -8 (0) -887 (-35)
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day +7h 05' +4h 05' +0h 43' -2h 46' -6h 06' -8h 14' -7h 13' -4h 06' -0h 37' +2h 52' +6h 11' +8h 14'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°) -15.3 -33.8 -55.5 -71.7 -71.6 -71.5 -71.4 -71.4 -56.1 -33.2 -15.1 -8.3   -48

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