The Coldest Place In The World Today -88 Degrees F

It is -88 degrees F at the Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station (Antarctica). One reason for the extreme cold is that it sits about 9,300 feet above sea level. According to the US National Science Foundation, “The station, which is 850 nautical miles south of McMurdo Station, is drifting with the ice sheet at about 10 meters (33 feet) each year.”

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The station is named after Roald Amundsen, who reached the South Pole in 1911, and Robert F. Scott, who reached it in 1912. It was built in 1956 and 1957.

The station collects meteorological data and is used for astronomy observations. The winter population is about 50 people, and in the summer, that rises to about 150. 

Wikipedia reports, “The station is the only inhabited place on the surface of the Earth from which the Sun is continuously visible for six months; it is then continuously dark for the next six months, with approximately two days of averaged dark and light, twilight, namely the equinoxes.”

The mean low temperature is -90 degrees F from April to September. The record low has been greater than -100 degrees F from April to September and greater than 110 degrees F from June to September. The all-time record low of -117 degrees was set in June.

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