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Human impact in Antarctica

Estimated reading time: 2 minutes Antarctica is one of the most mysterious and less polluted regions in the world. Since its official discovery 200 years ago, human activity has increased. Currently, more than 30 countries have scientific research stations in[…]

Winter in Antarctica

Estimated reading time: 1 minute Antarctica may seem like a land of perpetual winter, but even here there are seasons, but only two: summer and winter. In Antarctica, winter is from April to September. Here, the winters are long and[…]

Official flag of Antarctica

Estimated reading time: 1 minute Over the years, there have been several proposals to have an official flag for this continent, in addition to those that each country holds at research stations. The condominium agreed on a single flag in[…]

Antarctica: The only continent coronavirus-free

Estimated reading time: 1 minute Since the first cases were reported in China at the end of last year, the coronavirus pandemic has spread around the world, infecting millions of people around the globe. However, there is one continent that[…]

What time zone is used in Antarctica?

Estimated reading time: 1 minute The Earth’s longitudes meet at the South Pole in Antarctica. This means that, theoretically, any of the world’s time zones could be used there. As Antarctica is largely uninhabited, the continent is not officially divided[…]

10 interesting facts about Antarctica

Estimated reading time: 2 minutes 1. In winter, when the sea freezes, the Antarctic continent acquires a size equivalent to the US and Mexico extension together. 2. The first tourists who arrived in Antarctica were in 1957, when a Pan[…]

Travel vaccines for Antarctica

Estimated reading time: 1 minute For tourists in Antarctica, low temperatures and high winds are the primary health hazards. Antarctica is the coldest, windiest, and driest place on Earth. Temperatures vary significantly because the continent is covered by continuous darkness[…]

What is Aurora Australis?

Estimated reading time: 1 minute In the southern hemisphere it is known as the “aurora australis” (southern lights) and in the northern hemisphere as “aurora borealis” (northern lights). So from this side of the world, in the Argentine Antarctic you[…]