How cold can it get on Earth?
In the interior of the
a record low temperature of -93.2 °C (-135.8 °F) has been recorded.
This is about 25
°F) colder than the
coldest lows noted for any place
record temperature occurred in 2010 August -- winter in Antarctica -- and
was found by scientists
sifting through decades of climate data taken by Earth-orbiting satellites.
The coldest spots were found near peaks because higher air is generally colder, although specifically in depressions near these peaks because relatively dense cold air settled there and was
further cooled by the frozen ground.
Summer is a much better time to
as some regions will warm up as high as 15 °C (59 °F).
(National Snow and Ice Data Center) et al.,