The lowest temperature ever recorded on Earth was minus 128.6 degrees Fahrenheit (minus 89.2 degrees Celsius) at the Soviet Union’s Vostok Station on July 21, 1983. Vostok Station is located near the center of the East Antarctic Ice Sheet and is considered one of the coldest places on Earth.
Vostok Station is a research station located near the center of the East Antarctic Ice Sheet. It was established by the Soviet Union in 1957 and is located at an elevation of 3,488 meters (11,444 feet) above sea level. The station is known for its harsh weather conditions and extreme cold temperatures.
Vostok Station has been the site of many important scientific discoveries, including the first direct measurements of the temperature of the Antarctic ice sheet, the first discovery of subglacial lakes, and the recovery of a record-breaking ice core that contains more than 400,000 years of climate history.
Today, the station is still active and is operated by Russia. It is used for a wide range of scientific research, including studies of the Earth’s climate, geology, and astrophysics. The station is also used as a staging ground for expeditions to other parts of Antarctica.
here are some of the other lowest temperatures ever recorded in the world:
- Oymyakon, Russia: -90 degrees Fahrenheit (-67.8 degrees Celsius) on February 6, 1933.
- Verkhoyansk, Russia: -89.8 degrees Fahrenheit (-67.7 degrees Celsius) on February 5, 1892.
- North Ice, Greenland: -86.8 degrees Fahrenheit (-66 degrees Celsius) on January 9, 1954.
- Snag, Yukon, Canada: -81.4 degrees Fahrenheit (-63 degrees Celsius) on February 3, 1947.
- Prospect Creek, Alaska, USA: -80 degrees Fahrenheit (-62.2 degrees Celsius) on January 23, 1971.
It’s worth noting that some of these temperature readings are disputed or have been questioned over the years. Additionally, there may be other extremely low temperatures that have occurred in remote or unpopulated areas that have not been officially recorded.