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Base Esperanza vs Oshima Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Base Esperanza, Antarctica and Oshima, Japan is approximately 16,637 km or 10,338 mi.
  • To reach Base Esperanza in this distance one would set out from Oshima bearing 165.6° or SSE and follow the great circles arc to approach Base Esperanza bearing 27.2° or NNE .
  • Base Esperanza has a tundra climate (ET) whereas Oshima has a humid subtropical climate (Cfa).
  • The average annual temperature is 20.6 °C (37.1°F) cooler.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 7.1 °C (12.8°F) less in Base Esperanza. The continentality subtype is truly oceanic as opposed to semicontinental.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 2104.8 mm (82.9 in) less which is equivalent to 2104.8 l/m² (51.66 US gal/ft²) or 21,048,000 l/ha (2,250,171 US gal/ac) less. About 1/4 as much.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 29.2° lower in Base Esperanza than in Oshima.

Climate Comparison Table

The table shows values for Base Esperanza relative to Oshima. You can also view this comparison the other way around from the perspective of Oshima 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 (-12) -11 (-21) -20 (-36) -26 (-48) -31 (-55) -34 (-61) -35 (-63) -29 (-51) -21 (-37) -15 (-26) -8 (-15) -21 (-36)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) -5 (-9) -6 (-11) -12 (-21) -21 (-38) -27 (-49) -33 (-59) -36 (-65) -37 (-67) -31 (-55) -22 (-40) -15 (-27) -8 (-15) -21 (-38)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) -61 (-2) -83 (-3) -178 (-7) -188 (-7) -220 (-9) -318 (-13) -159 (-6) -148 (-6) -267 (-11) -302 (-12) -133 (-5) -48 (-2) -2105 (-83)
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day +8h 42' +5h 06' +0h 54' -3h 28' -7h 32' -10h 03' -8h 52' -5h 06' -0h 47' +3h 35' +7h 39' +10h 03'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°) +11.1 -7.5 -29.2 -52.4 -68.9 -75.3 -69.4 -52.7 -29.9 -7.1 +11.2 +18.2   -29.2

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