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Base Esperanza vs Pohnpei Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Base Esperanza, Antarctica and Pohnpei, Micronesia is approximately 13,137 km or 8,163 mi.
  • To reach Base Esperanza in this distance one would set out from Pohnpei bearing 163° or SSE and follow the great circles arc to approach Base Esperanza bearing 40.4° or NE .
  • Base Esperanza has a tundra climate (ET) whereas Pohnpei has a tropical rainforest climate (Af).
  • The mean annual temperature is 33 °C (59.4°F) cooler.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 10.9 °C (19.6°F) more in Base Esperanza. The continentality subtype is truly oceanic as opposed to extremely hyperoceanic.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 4042.7 mm (159.2 in) less which is equivalent to 4042.7 l/m² (99.22 US gal/ft²) or 40,427,000 l/ha (4,321,915 US gal/ac) less. About 1/7 as much.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 48.2° lower in Base Esperanza than in Pohnpei.

Climate Comparison Table

The table shows values for Base Esperanza relative to Pohnpei. You can also view this comparison the other way around from the perspective of Pohnpei 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) -31 (-55) -35 (-62) -37 (-66) -38 (-69) -38 (-68) -38 (-68) -34 (-61) -31 (-55) -29 (-52) -27 (-48) -33 (-59)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) -26 (-47) -27 (-49) -31 (-55) -35 (-63) -37 (-67) -39 (-69) -38 (-68) -38 (-68) -34 (-61) -30 (-54) -28 (-50) -26 (-47) -32 (-58)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) -250 (-10) -209 (-8) -268 (-11) -359 (-14) -431 (-17) -388 (-15) -413 (-16) -348 (-14) -346 (-14) -368 (-14) -335 (-13) -328 (-13) -4043 (-159)
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day +7h 01' +4h 03' +0h 43' -2h 44' -6h 02' -8h 09' -7h 09' -4h 03' -0h 37' +2h 50' +6h 08' +8h 10'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°) -16.6 -35.1 -56.7 -70.5 -70.3 -70.1 -70.1 -70 -57.5 -34.6 -16.5 -9.6   -48.2

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