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Essen vs Mcmurdo Sound Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Essen, Germany and Mcmurdo Sound, Antarctica is approximately 16,960 km or 10,539 mi.
  • To reach Essen in this distance one would set out from Mcmurdo Sound bearing 208° or SSW and follow the great circles arc to approach Essen bearing 350.9° or N .
  • Essen has a marine west coast climate (Cfb) whereas Mcmurdo Sound has a ice cap climate (EF).
  • The average temperature is 26.9 °C (48.4°F) warmer.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 9.1 °C (16.4°F) less in Essen. The continentality subtype is truly oceanic as opposed to subcontinental.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 720 mm (28.3 in) more which is equivalent to 720 l/m² (17.67 US gal/ft²) or 7,200,000 l/ha (769,728 US gal/ac) more. About 4 3/8 as much.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 27° higher in Essen than in Mcmurdo Sound.

Climate Comparison Table

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

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) +5 (+8) +11 (+20) +22 (+40) +29 (+53) +36 (+65) +39 (+69) +43 (+78) +45 (+80) +40 (+72) +30 (+54) +15 (+28) +6 (+12) +27 (+48)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) +65 (+3) +28 (+1) +60 (+2) +50 (+2) +52 (+2) +69 (+3) +72 (+3) +64 (+3) +63 (+2) +50 (+2) +71 (+3) +76 (+3) +720 (+28)
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day -15h 48' -12h 55' -2h 04' +8h 57' +15h 21' +16h 17' +15h 52' +12h 47' +1h 46' -9h 16' -15h 24' -16h 17'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°) -13.4 +5.3 +26.8 +49.7 +66.7 +73.3 +67.3 +50.2 +27.8 +5 -13.4 -20.4   +27

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