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Mcmurdo Sound vs Shirakawa Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Mcmurdo Sound, Antarctica and Shirakawa, Japan is approximately 12,909 km or 8,022 mi.
  • To reach Mcmurdo Sound in this distance one would set out from Shirakawa bearing 174° or S and follow the great circles arc to approach Mcmurdo Sound bearing 156.7° or SSE .
  • Mcmurdo Sound has a ice cap climate (EF) whereas Shirakawa has a humid subtropical climate (Cfa).
  • The annual mean temperature is 28.4 °C (51.1°F) cooler.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 1.1 °C (2°F) more in Mcmurdo Sound. The continentality subtype is subcontinental for both.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 1084.6 mm (42.7 in) less which is equivalent to 1084.6 l/m² (26.62 US gal/ft²) or 10,846,000 l/ha (1,159,509 US gal/ac) less. About 1/6 as much.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 41.3° lower in Mcmurdo Sound than in Shirakawa.

Climate Comparison Table

The table shows values for Mcmurdo Sound relative to Shirakawa. You can also view this comparison the other way around from the perspective of Shirakawa vs Mcmurdo Sound.

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) -3 (-5) -9 (-16) -21 (-37) -31 (-55) -38 (-69) -41 (-74) -48 (-86) -51 (-91) -45 (-80) -32 (-58) -17 (-31) -6 (-11) -28 (-51)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) -13 (-1) -14 (-1) -53 (-2) -81 (-3) -92 (-4) -150 (-6) -146 (-6) -188 (-7) -181 (-7) -96 (-4) -52 (-2) -19 (-1) -1085 (-43)
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day +14h 14' +11h 59' +1h 54' -8h 19' -13h 59' -14h 30' -14h 16' -11h 51' -1h 38' +8h 36' +14h 00' +14h 30'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°) -0.8 -19.4 -40.9 -63.9 -80.9 -87.6 -81.6 -64.6 -42.2 -19.3 -0.9 +6.1   -41.3

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