Now That's Cold!
The coldest spot on
Earth is at the Vostok Ice Station in Antartica, where in 1989 the temperature
was measured to be -128.6 F (-89.2 C). At that temperature, water would
freeze before hitting the ground when poured from table height. To the
other extreme, a high temperature of +136 F (57.8 C) was recorded in
El Azizia, Libya, in 1922. At an altitude of 50 miles above the two
equators, temps of -220 F (-140 C) are common. In the Earth's inner
core, temps can reach +13,000 F (7,200 C), which is hotter that the
surface of the sun.