The Antarctic temperature hasn’t changed in 70 years according to a new study.
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It is really really cold in Antarctica. And that hasn’t changed in at least 70 years as pointed out in a recently published peer reviewed study.
The warmest month in Antarctica with a temperature of -14° F or -26° C is January and the coldest is September with an average temperature of -71° F or -57°C. This is just the opposite of the Arctic because it is at the other side of the globe. It has gotten as cold as -136° F or -93° C. That’s crazy cold.
The Arctic temperature averages are 32° F or 0° C in the summer and -40° F or -40° C in the winter. The arctic is warmer because it has ocean under it, rather than land like the Antarctic. Antarctica is actually a continent.
The emperor penguin is one of a few species that can survive the harsh cold of Antarctica. Credit: NOAA
Fun Fact: Penguins live in the Antarctic, not in the north. And Polar Bears live in the north, in the Arctic. They never naturally meet. They are on the opposite sides of the globe. Have you ever seen a picture of them together. If you did it was at a zoo or it was photo shopped.
Until next time.