Antarctica

Antarctica looks like a lotus flower

Seeing these two posts next to each other on my blog draws a connection between the shape of Antarctica and the shape of a lotus flower. If these two images look rather similar, what would a reverse image search for the lotus flower turn up? One map in particular matches up pretty nicely from historytoday.com …

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Chicago just four degrees warmer than the South Pole

Chicago hit 9 degrees below zero last night. Antarctica in its summer reached negative 13. That’s just four degrees difference! Where are are the penguins! I want some penguins walking around Chicago. Last year in 2008 we got within 14 degrees of the South Pole. (Also, these temperature readings are from the Amundsen-Scott base in …

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Will the South Pole break negative 100 this year?

Image courtesy feuilllu via creative commons The South Pole has reached negative 90 degrees fourteen times so far this year. The lowest being ‚-95 on June 14 and June 23. Can they break negative 100? Here’s the temperatures for June: http://www.wunderground.com/history/station/89009/2008/6/1/MonthlyHistory.html

It never gets above zero degrees in Antartica

The South Pole has not experienced an above zero temperature since January 13, 2002. Can you imagine? Never having temperatures above zero? You’d always have to say “it’s negative thirty” or “it’s thirty below zero.” You’d think they would have to say those phrases so much that they would just say the number and not …

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Does Chicago ever get colder than the South Pole?

As Antartica experiences its summer season, Chicago gets hit with winter. Often it gets super cold in Chicago, and it makes me wonder if we ever get colder temperatures than Antartica. And I’m talking South Pole, Antartica. On January 18, 2008, Chicago was just 14 degrees warmer than the South Pole at 3:50am. January 18, …

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South Pole webcam

Check out the webcam of the South Pole. It’s -43.1¬∞ F at the South Pole. Wind Chill -72.2¬∞F. And to think, this is their summer right now.

Seeing earth for the first time

Imagine you are an alien. You are approaching planet earth for the first time. You could totally end up approaching earth from any direction. What if you approached earth from what we call the bottom, and you see Antarctica first? You would think that our entire planet is based around this one continent! In fact, …

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The indignified globe

While riding the CTA, someone was carrying a globe with such indignity. In the same hand was a newspaper and our precious planet. Upside-down the earth was as if it were some handbag. A huge dent in one side from banging it all about. But what the most striking was how the stand pierced the …

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67 degree difference between days in Anatartica

Wow, can you imagine having a forecast that has a 67∆í difference from one day to the next? Well, at the South Pole’s Amundsen-Scott’s station it will be -67° on Saturday, and then 0° on Sunday.