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Base Esperanza vs Zurich Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Base Esperanza, Antarctica and Zurich, Switzerland is approximately 13,585 km or 8,442 mi.
  • To reach Base Esperanza in this distance one would set out from Zurich bearing 208.8° or SSW and follow the great circles arc to approach Base Esperanza bearing 226.7° or SW .
  • Base Esperanza has a tundra climate (ET) whereas Zurich has a marine west coast climate (Cfb).
  • The mean annual temperature is 14.3 °C (25.7°F) cooler.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 6.8 °C (12.2°F) less in Base Esperanza. The continentality subtype is truly oceanic as opposed to semicontinental.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 374.6 mm (14.7 in) less which is equivalent to 374.6 l/m² (9.19 US gal/ft²) or 3,746,000 l/ha (400,472 US gal/ac) less. About 2/3 as much.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 16.6° lower in Base Esperanza than in Zurich.

Climate Comparison Table

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

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) +1 (+2) -1 (-2) -7 (-13) -15 (-28) -22 (-39) -26 (-48) -28 (-51) -27 (-49) -21 (-38) -13 (-23) -6 (-10) 0 (0) -14 (-25)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) +1 (+2) -1 (-2) -7 (-13) -15 (-27) -21 (-38) -26 (-47) -28 (-50) -27 (-48) -21 (-38) -13 (-24) -6 (-11) -1 (-1) -14 (-25)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) -13 (-1) -5 (0) +6 (+0) -30 (-1) -51 (-2) -78 (-3) -64 (-3) -63 (-2) -32 (-1) -13 (0) -17 (-1) -16 (-1) -375 (-15)
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day +9h 56' +5h 50' +1h 02' -3h 58' -8h 37' -11h 26' -10h 06' -5h 51' -0h 53' +4h 07' +8h 44' +11h 26'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°) +23.6 +4.9 -16.7 -39.9 -56.3 -62.7 -56.7 -40 -17.1 +5.6 +23.9 +30.8   -16.6

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