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Base Esperanza vs Xichang Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Base Esperanza, Antarctica and Xichang, China is approximately 15,794 km or 9,815 mi.
  • To reach Base Esperanza in this distance one would set out from Xichang bearing 194.9° or SSW and follow the great circles arc to approach Base Esperanza bearing 329.4° or NNW .
  • Base Esperanza has a tundra climate (ET) whereas Xichang has a humid subtropical climate with dry winters (Cwa).
  • The mean annual temperature is 22.7 °C (40.9°F) cooler.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 1.8 °C (3.2°F) less in Base Esperanza. The continentality subtype is truly oceanic for both.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 247.4 mm (9.7 in) less which is equivalent to 247.4 l/m² (6.07 US gal/ft²) or 2,474,000 l/ha (264,487 US gal/ac) less. About 3/4 as much.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 36.1° lower in Base Esperanza than in Xichang.

Climate Comparison Table

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

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) -9 (-16) -13 (-23) -19 (-34) -26 (-47) -31 (-55) -32 (-58) -33 (-60) -33 (-59) -27 (-48) -20 (-37) -15 (-26) -9 (-17) -23 (-40)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) -6 (-10) -9 (-16) -16 (-29) -24 (-43) -29 (-53) -33 (-59) -34 (-61) -33 (-59) -28 (-50) -21 (-37) -13 (-24) -7 (-12) -21 (-38)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) +50 (+2) +61 (+2) +63 (+2) +31 (+1) -41 (-2) -135 (-5) -156 (-6) -105 (-4) -91 (-4) -22 (-1) +45 (+2) +53 (+2) -247 (-10)
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day +8h 13' +4h 47' +0h 51' -3h 15' -7h 06' -9h 30' -8h 22' -4h 48' -0h 44' +3h 22' +7h 12' +9h 30'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (┬°) +4.3 -14.4 -36.1 -59.2 -75.7 -82.1 -76.1 -59.5 -36.7 -13.9 +4.4 +11.3   -36.1

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