# Distance between McMurdo Station, Antarctica and the Equator

8666 km = 5385 miles

During our calculation of the distance to the Equator we make two assumptions:

1. We assume a spherical Earth as a close approximation of the true shape of the Earth (an oblate spheroid). The distance is calculated as great-circle or orthodromic distance on the surface of a sphere.
2. We calculate the distance between a point on the Earth’s surface and the Equator as the length of the arc of the meridian passing through this point and crossing the Equator.

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## McMurdo Station, Antarctica

Country: Antarctica
McMurdo Station’s coordinates: 77°50′59″ S, 166°40′00″ E
Population: 1,258
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## The Equator

The Equator is an imaginary line on the Earth's surface created by the intersection of a plane, orthogonal to the Earth's axis and passing through the Earth's centre, with the Earth's surface.
The Equator is the longest circle of latitude or parallel on the Earth's surface.
The latitude of each point on the Equator equals 0°.

The Equator divides the Earth's surface into the Northern and the Southern Hemispheres.
The points that lie north of the Equator belong to the Northern Hemisphere.
The points that lie south of the Equator belong to the Southern Hemisphere.

Wikipedia article: the Equator