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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[…]

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[…]

Who owns Antarctica?

Estimated reading time: 2 minutes The Antarctic Treaty governs Antarctica on a global level. The Antarctic Treaty was signed in 1959 by the 12 countries whose scientists worked in Antarctica during the International Geophysical Year 1957-58. Argentina, Australia, Chile, France,[…]

What is Antarctica?

Estimated reading time: 3 minutes Geographical situation Antarctica is located south of the Antarctic convergence, a region between approximately 55° and 58° south latitude, which surrounds the Antarctic continent. Antarctic convergence can be defined as the contact zone between the[…]