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Base Esperanza vs Shirakawa Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Base Esperanza, Antarctica and Shirakawa, Japan is approximately 16,872 km or 10,485 mi.
  • To reach Base Esperanza in this distance one would set out from Shirakawa bearing 163.8° or SSE and follow the great circles arc to approach Base Esperanza bearing 29.9° or NNE .
  • Base Esperanza has a tundra climate (ET) whereas Shirakawa has a humid subtropical climate (Cfa).
  • The annual mean temperature is 16.9 °C (30.4°F) cooler.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 12.1 °C (21.8°F) less in Base Esperanza. The continentality subtype is truly oceanic as opposed to subcontinental.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 571.2 mm (22.5 in) less which is equivalent to 571.2 l/m² (14.02 US gal/ft²) or 5,712,000 l/ha (610,651 US gal/ac) less. About 5/9 as much.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 26.9° lower in Base Esperanza than in Shirakawa.

Climate Comparison Table

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

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) +1 (+1) -1 (-1) -6 (-12) -17 (-31) -25 (-44) -29 (-53) -33 (-59) -34 (-61) -26 (-47) -16 (-29) -9 (-16) -2 (-4) -17 (-30)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) +3 (+5) +1 (+2) -5 (-9) -15 (-28) -23 (-41) -30 (-53) -34 (-60) -35 (-62) -26 (-48) -16 (-28) -7 (-13) 0 (0) -16 (-28)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) +27 (+1) +22 (+1) +8 (+0) -40 (-2) -58 (-2) -130 (-5) -109 (-4) -129 (-5) -129 (-5) -60 (-2) +2 (+0) +26 (+1) -571 (-22)
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day +8h 54' +5h 13' +0h 55' -3h 33' -7h 43' -10h 16' -9h 04' -5h 13' -0h 48' +3h 40' +7h 49' +10h 16'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°) +13.5 -5.2 -26.8 -50 -66.5 -72.9 -67 -50.3 -27.5 -4.7 +13.6 +20.5   -26.9

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