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Base Esperanza vs Macquarie Island Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Base Esperanza, Antarctica and Macquarie Island, Australia is approximately 6,543 km or 4,066 mi.
  • To reach Base Esperanza in this distance one would set out from Macquarie Island bearing 162.1° or SSE and follow the great circles arc to approach Base Esperanza bearing 23.5° or NNE .
  • Both have a tundra climate (ET).
  • The mean temperature is 10.7 °C (19.2°F) cooler.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 7.7 °C (13.9°F) more in Base Esperanza. The continentality subtype is truly oceanic as opposed to truly hyperoceanic.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 179.5 mm (7.1 in) less which is equivalent to 179.5 l/m² (4.41 US gal/ft²) or 1,795,000 l/ha (191,897 US gal/ac) less. About 4/5 as much.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 8.9° lower in Base Esperanza than in Macquarie Island.

Climate Comparison Table

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

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) -7 (-12) -8 (-14) -10 (-17) -13 (-23) -14 (-25) -14 (-26) -14 (-26) -14 (-25) -10 (-19) -7 (-13) -6 (-11) -6 (-10) -11 (-18)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) -7 (-13) -8 (-15) -11 (-20) -15 (-26) -16 (-29) -17 (-30) -17 (-30) -16 (-30) -13 (-23) -9 (-17) -7 (-13) -6 (-12) -12 (-21)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) -23 (-1) -17 (-1) -16 (-1) -32 (-1) -20 (-1) -23 (-1) -15 (-1) +9 (+0) -9 (0) -16 (-1) -5 (0) -15 (-1) -180 (-7)
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day +2h 20' +1h 12' +0h 12' -0h 47' -1h 56' -2h 52' -2h 24' -1h 12' -0h 10' +0h 49' +1h 58' +2h 53'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°) -9 -9.1 -9.2 -9.1 -8.9 -8.7 -8.7 -8.6 -8.6 -8.6 -8.8 -8.9   -8.9

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