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18 interesting facts about the South Pole

Estimated reading time: 1 minute 1. Antarctica is the southernmost continent on Earth. 2. The South Pole is found in Antarctica. 3. Antarctica is surrounded by the Antarctic Ocean. 4. Antarctica is larger than Europe and almost double the size[…]

A new temperature record in Antarctica

Estimated reading time: 1 minute Antarctica recorded for the first time a temperature above 20°C (68°F). The temperature of 20.75°C (69.35°F) was measured by Brazilian scientists on Seymour Island on February 9, 2020. Carlos Schaefer, a Brazilian scientist, described the[…]

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[…]

What to eat in Antarctica?

Estimated reading time: 1 minute The cold climate forces to double the calorie intake (3500 daily), especially if outdoor work is done. In each base the diet is determined by the customs of the country of origin and by the[…]

The weather in Antarctica

Estimated reading time: 1 minute The average temperature in January, the warmest month of summer, ranges between 4ºC (39.2ºF) on the coast, and -40ºC (-40ºF) in the interior of the continent. During the winter, the average is between -23ºC (-9.4ºF)[…]

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,[…]