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Base Esperanza vs Shannon Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Base Esperanza, Antarctica and Shannon, Ireland is approximately 13,566 km or 8,430 mi.
  • To reach Base Esperanza in this distance one would set out from Shannon bearing 203.1° or SSW and follow the great circles arc to approach Base Esperanza bearing 212.1° or SSW .
  • Base Esperanza has a tundra climate (ET) whereas Shannon has a marine west coast climate (Cfb).
  • The mean annual temperature is 15.9 °C (28.6°F) cooler.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 1.4 °C (2.5°F) more in Base Esperanza. The continentality subtype is truly oceanic as opposed to barely hyperoceanic.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 200.6 mm (7.9 in) less which is equivalent to 200.6 l/m² (4.92 US gal/ft²) or 2,006,000 l/ha (214,455 US gal/ac) less. About 7/9 as much.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 11.3° lower in Base Esperanza than in Shannon.

Climate Comparison Table

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

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) -5 (-9) -6 (-11) -10 (-18) -16 (-29) -21 (-37) -25 (-45) -26 (-47) -26 (-46) -21 (-37) -15 (-26) -9 (-17) -6 (-11) -16 (-28)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) -4 (-8) -6 (-10) -10 (-18) -16 (-29) -21 (-37) -25 (-45) -27 (-49) -26 (-48) -21 (-38) -15 (-28) -9 (-16) -6 (-10) -16 (-28)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) -42 (-2) -6 (0) +5 (+0) +3 (+0) -6 (0) -16 (-1) -3 (0) -10 (0) -20 (-1) -37 (-1) -30 (-1) -40 (-2) -201 (-8)
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day +10h 40' +6h 16' +1h 07' -4h 16' -9h 15' -12h 17' -10h 52' -6h 17' -0h 57' +4h 25' +9h 23' +12h 18'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°) +28.9 +10.2 -11.4 -34.5 -51 -57.3 -51.4 -34.6 -11.8 +10.9 +29.2 +36.1   -11.3

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