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About Antarctica

    Where is Antarctica?

    Continent mostly south of the Antarctic Circle

    Coordinates: 90° South, 0° West
    Map of Antarctica

    What is the Antarctica weather like?

    Severe low temperatures vary with latitude, elevation, and distance from the ocean; East Antarctica is colder than West Antarctica because of its higher elevation; Antarctic Peninsula has the most moderate climate; higher temperatures occur in January along the coast and average slightly below freezing