It's about as big as Sydney Harbour.
(formally Port Jackson, a.k.a. Sydney Harbor) (Sydney, New South Wales, Australia) (total estuary water volume at high tide)
Lending the term "sydharb" or "sydarb" to comparable quantities of water, Sydney Harbor contains approximately 4,860,000,000 barrels of water. Snapper Island, a onetime naval facility loocated in the Harbour, was transformed by the dredging efforts of the Australian Navy from a 2,360 sq. m (25,400 sq. ft) outcropping to a 16,500 sq. m (178,000 sq. ft) island shaped roughly in the outline of a boat.
It's about 250 times as big as The Great Pyramid of Giza.
In other words, 4,860,000,000 barrels is 231.48370 times the size of The Great Pyramid of Giza, and the size of The Great Pyramid of Giza is 0.004319959 times that amount.(a.k.a. Pyramid of Khufu, a.k.a. Pyramid of Cheops) (Cairo, Egypt) (including internal hillock)
The Great Pyramid of Giza has an estimated volume of 20,995,000 barrels including its internal hillock. The 2,300,000 stones used in the construction of the pyramid weighed an average 2.27 metric tons (2.06 short tons) and were quarried at distances of up to 805 km (500 mi) away.
It's about 350 times as big as The Melbourne Cricket Ground.
In other words, the size of The Melbourne Cricket Ground is 0.003 times 4,860,000,000 barrels.(a.k.a. MCG, a.k.a. "The G") (Yarra Park, melbourne, Victoria, Australia) (internal volume)
The MCG has an internal volume of approximately 15,000,000 barrels. The first cricket game held on the site of the MCG was in 1853 when the Melbourne Cricket Club was granted permission to a roughly 0.04 sq. km (10-acre) area to be used "for cricket and no other purpose."
It's about 450 times as big as The Houston Astrodome.
In other words, the size of The Houston Astrodome is 0.0021 times 4,860,000,000 barrels.(a.k.a. Reliant Astrodome, a.k.a. Astrodome, a.k.a. Harris County Domed Stadium) (Houston, Texas)
The Reliant Astrodome measures 10,000,000 barrels in total volume. Until its renovation in 1988, Roy "The Judge" Hofheinz, the franchise owner of the Houston Colt .45s (later the Houston Astros) and one of the Astrodome's developers, had a private 966 sq. m (10,400 sq. ft) apartment in the facility.
It's about 6,500 times as big as Royal Albert Hall.
In other words, 4,860,000,000 barrels is 6,485 times the size of Royal Albert Hall, and the size of Royal Albert Hall is 0.0001542 times that amount.(a.k.a. Royal Albert Hall of Arts and Sciences) (Westminster, London, England, United Kingdom) (total auditorium volume)
Royal Albert Hall measures 749,400 barrels in total auditorium volume. One of the centerpieces of the Hall is the Grand Organ — the second-largest organ in the United Kingdom, with 10,268 speaking pipes reaching up to 9.8 m (32 ft) in height.
It's about one-seven-thousandth as big as an Halley's Comet.
In other words, 4,860,000,000 barrels is 0.00014 times the size of an Halley's Comet, and the size of an Halley's Comet is 7,100 times that amount.(Comet Halley, officially "1P/Halley") (volume calculated based on 2005 dimensions)
Halley's Comet, the famous comet visible to observers on Earth approximately every 76 years, has a peanut- or potato-shaped nucleus made of rock, dust, ice, and various frozen gasses. The nucleus measures approximately 15 km by 8 km by 8 km, which yields a calculated volume of 35,000,000,000,000 barrels. The coma of the Comet — the trail of sublimated gasses that give the Comet its visibility — may be up to 100,000 km in length.
It's about one-seven-thousand-five-hundredth as big as The Grand Canyon.
In other words, 4,860,000,000 barrels is 0.000135 times the size of The Grand Canyon, and the size of The Grand Canyon is 7,410 times that amount.(Coconino County and Mohave Counties, Arizona, near Fredonia and Grand Canyon, Arizona)
A dynamic and continuously changing landscape, the Grand Canyon has an approximate volume of 36,100,000,000,000 barrels. The strata of the rock visible in the Canyon's walls display nearly 2 billion years of geological history.