The Coldest it’s Ever Been on Earth Recorded in Antarctica
A new world record for a cold temperature has been recorded in east Antarctica at -135.8 degrees. Newly analyzed satellite data show the temperature was reached in August of 2010. This year in July it almost reached that same temperature when the reading dipped to -135.3 degrees.
Ted Scambos of the National Snow and Ice Data Centre announced the finding in San Francisco at the American Geological meeting. In temperatures that low, researchers need to breathe through a snorkel that brings air into the coat and sleeve to warm it up before it enters the lungs.
With a temperature that low you would think it would be a new Guinness Book of World Records record but it’s not. Guinness won’t recognize it because it’s measured by satellite and not by thermometer.