#AtoZChallenge: Temperature – Did You Know…

… That the coldest temperature recorded on Earth was -89C (-129F) at Vostok, Antarctica, on July 21st 1983? Here is more:

First of all let me say:

Right! Bloody cold! Excuse my language! And I thought -30C are cold! Actually at the moment I think 4C are cold! That’s what we sometimes get here where we live. I had a giggle a couple of time when complaining about how cold it is and then remembering the temperatures back in Switzerland…

I guess all you can do in Vostok is making sure you are dressed according to the temperatures outside and always close the door behind you…

Now for those of you, like me before looking into it, who have no clue what Vostok is: Vostok is a Russian (formerly Sovjet) research station in Antarctica. Vostok literally means Station East. Founded by the Soviet Union in 1957, the station lies at the southern Pole of Cold, with the lowest reliably measured natural temperature on Earth of −89.2 °C (−128.6 °F; 184.0 K). Research includes ice core drilling and magnetometry. Vostok (Russian for “east”) was named after Vostok, the lead ship of the First Russian Antarctic Expedition.


Inspired by the A-Z Challenge




24 thoughts on “#AtoZChallenge: Temperature – Did You Know…

  1. I have a hard time getting out if bed at 14degrees…that’s the coldest I can remember from last year…wonder if I would ever survive there!

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  2. Cold is definitely how you “feel” about it! For degrees are already freaking cold for me… lol! I am a summer person all over… haha! But you know what? Winter might come back for the next 2 – 3 days 😝

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  3. Every year I see Floridians bundle up in these huge jackets when the temp drops below 60 degrees….sheesh, really?! That isn’t cold at all! I am still in flip flops, shorts and a t-shirt!

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