McMurdo Station

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Ross Island, the most Southerly place accessible by Sea.

McMurdo Station is an American research station on Ross Island just across McMurdo Sound from the mainland of Antarctica, at 77 degrees 51 minutes S, 166 degrees 40 minutes E.[1][2][3]

McMurdo Station is the largest research station in Antartica.[1] McMurdo Station is the most Southerly place accessible by Sea. Researchers work at McMurdo Station year round.

(PD) Photo: US Antarctic Program
McMurdo Station experiences months of constant darkness.


  1. 1.0 1.1 McMurdo Station, National Science Foundation. Retrieved on 2008-09-03.
  2. McMurdo Station, NASA, 2006-12-03. Retrieved on 2008-09-03.
  3. McMurdo Station at Ross Island, United States Antarctic Program. Retrieved on 2008-09-03.