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Midway Island vs Mcmurdo Sound Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Midway Island, Hawaii and Mcmurdo Sound, Antarctica is approximately 11,842 km or 7,359 mi.
  • To reach Midway Island in this distance one would set out from Mcmurdo Sound bearing 14.6° or NNE and follow the great circles arc to approach Midway Island bearing 3.5° or N .
  • Midway Island has a tropical wet and dry/ savanna climate with dry winters (Aw) whereas Mcmurdo Sound has a ice cap climate (EF).
  • The average annual temperature is 39.3 °C (70.7°F) warmer.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 16.6 °C (29.9°F) less in Midway Island. The continentality subtype is barely hyperoceanic as opposed to subcontinental.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 891 mm (35.1 in) more which is equivalent to 891 l/m² (21.87 US gal/ft²) or 8,910,000 l/ha (952,538 US gal/ac) more. About 5 1/5 as much.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 50.2° higher in Midway Island than in Mcmurdo Sound.

Climate Comparison Table

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

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) +22 (+39) +27 (+48) +36 (+65) +41 (+74) +45 (+82) +47 (+84) +51 (+91) +53 (+96) +52 (+93) +43 (+78) +32 (+57) +23 (+41) +39 (+71)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) +91 (+4) +65 (+3) +92 (+4) +112 (+4) +70 (+3) +58 (+2) +62 (+2) +76 (+3) +117 (+5) +112 (+4) +31 (+1) +5 (+0) +891 (+35)
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day -13h 34' -11h 34' -1h 50' +8h 02' +13h 23' +13h 45' +13h 35' +11h 26' +1h 34' -8h 19' -13h 24' -13h 45'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°) +9.9 +28.6 +50.2 +73.1 +90 +96.5 +90.3 +73.2 +50.8 +27.9 +9.6 +2.8   +50.2

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