The day the lowest temperature was recorded on Earth – level 3


The lowest temperature ever recorded on Earth was on July 21, 1983, at the Soviet Union’s Vostok Station in Antarctica. The recorded temperature was -89.2 degrees Celsius.

Vostok Station was established by the Soviet Union. It is located at an altitude of 3,488 meters approximately 1,300 km from the South Pole.

During the summer 30 people live and work there. They are mostly scientists and engineers. In the winter, there are only 15 of them.

The temperature was measured using a standard thermometer that was carefully calibrated before and after the reading to ensure accuracy.

Difficult words: altitude (the height above the sea), thermometer (a tool for measuring temperature), calibrate (to adjust an instrument, so that it measures correctly).

What other extreme weather conditions have been recorded at Vostok Station?


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