4th October 2018


What is the coldest month in Antarctica?

Antarctica has the coldest climate on the Earth. Antarctica's lowest air temperature record was set on 21 July 1983, with −89.2 °C (−128.6 °F) at Vostok Station.

Keeping this in consideration, what are the summer months in Antarctica?

January-February: Summer. Peak season, with daytime temperatures on the Peninsula reaching upwards of 50°F while the continent receives nearly 24 hours of daylight. The receding ice gives way to further passage south and many ships offer an 'Antarctic Circle Crossing' expedition during these months.

What months are dark in Antarctica?

Antarctica has just two seasons: summer and winter. Antarctica has six months of daylight in its summer and six months of darkness in its winter. The seasons are caused by the tilt of Earth's axis in relation to the sun.

How long is winter in the Antarctic?

As the Antarctic winter descends, the ice continues to grow, effectively doubling the size of the Antarctic continent. As the ice extends, so does the darkness. In the southernmost areas of the continent, the Antarctic night can last for six months.
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