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Base Esperanza vs Piteå Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Base Esperanza, Antarctica and Piteå, Sweden is approximately 15,657 km or 9,729 mi.
  • To reach Base Esperanza in this distance one would set out from Piteå bearing 224° or SW and follow the great circles arc to approach Base Esperanza bearing 220.3° or SW .
  • Base Esperanza has a tundra climate (ET) whereas Piteå has a boreal subarctic climate with no dry season (Dfc).
  • The mean annual temperature is 8.1 °C (14.6°F) cooler.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 15.1 °C (27.2°F) less in Base Esperanza. The continentality subtype is truly oceanic as opposed to subcontinental.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 209.4 mm (8.2 in) more which is equivalent to 209.4 l/m² (5.14 US gal/ft²) or 2,094,000 l/ha (223,862 US gal/ac) more. About 1 2/5 as much.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 1.2° higher in Base Esperanza than in Piteå.

Climate Comparison Table

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

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) +10 (+18) +10 (+17) +3 (+5) -8 (-14) -16 (-29) -23 (-42) -27 (-49) -25 (-45) -16 (-29) -7 (-12) +1 (+2) +7 (+12) -8 (-14)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) +11 (+20) +11 (+20) +5 (+8) -7 (-13) -15 (-28) -23 (-42) -27 (-49) -25 (-44) -16 (-29) -7 (-13) +1 (+3) +8 (+14) -7 (-13)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) +19 (+1) +40 (+2) +53 (+2) +31 (+1) +24 (+1) +0 (+0) +4 (+0) +4 (+0) -7 (0) +8 (+0) +17 (+1) +15 (+1) +209 (+8)
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day +14h 14' +8h 02' +1h 25' -5h 26' -12h 09' -16h 49' -14h 32' -8h 04' -1h 13' +5h 37' +12h 20' +16h 50'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°) +41.4 +22.8 +1.2 -21.9 -38.4 -44.7 -38.8 -22.1 +0.7 +23.5 +41.6 +48.4   +1.2

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