The opposite side of the world to Sund is Waitangi, Chatham Islands, New Zealand.
Coordinates: 60.250, 20.117
Opposite side in the world
Coordinates: -60.250, -159.883
Waitangi is the closest city to Sund's antipodal point (2,130 km).
The antipodal city to Sund is Waitangi. This means that, among all the populated locations in the world, the farthest city from Sund is Waitangi.
The distance from Sund to Waitangi is about 18,000 kilometers. A direct flight would take around 20 hours, but there aren't commercial routes between these cities.
This table contains the populated locations that are closest to Sund's antipode. These are the farthest cities in the world from Sund.
|City||Country||Distance from antipode||Coordinates|
|Waitangi, Chatham Islands||New Zealand||2,130 km||(-43.954, -176.560)|
|McMurdo Station||Antarctica||2,301 km||(-77.846, 166.676)|
|Papatowai, Otago||New Zealand||2,507 km||(-46.561, 169.471)|
|Portobello, Otago||New Zealand||2,508 km||(-45.850, 170.650)|
|Kaitangata, Otago||New Zealand||2,512 km||(-46.275, 169.850)|
|Dunedin, Otago||New Zealand||2,513 km||(-45.874, 170.504)|
|Milton, Otago||New Zealand||2,519 km||(-46.121, 169.969)|
|Balclutha, Otago||New Zealand||2,520 km||(-46.234, 169.750)|
|Waitati, Otago||New Zealand||2,520 km||(-45.750, 170.567)|
|Outram, Otago||New Zealand||2,527 km||(-45.867, 170.233)|
Coordinates: 60.25° N 20.1167° E
Coordinates: 43.9535° S 176.5597° W
The antipode can be calculated by understanding the geographic coordinates and applying simple formulas. We will use the following variables:
Step 1: Obtain the geographic coordinates of Sund
The DMS coordinates are: 60°15'0'' N 20°7'0'' E .
Calculations are easier by using the decimal format, hence:
LatO = 60.25°
LngO = 20.11667°
Step 2: Calculate the latitude
LatA = - LatO = -60.25°
Since the latitude is positive (north direction), the antipode must be negative (south direction).
Step 3: Calculate the longitude
LngA = LngO ± 180° = 20.11667 - 180° = -159.88333°
Since the longitude is positive, we subtract 180° to ensure the final value lies between (-180, 180). If it were the other way around, we would sum 180° for the same reason.
The antipode of Sund is located on coordinates: (LatA, LngA) = (-60.25, -159.88333)
In DMS format: 60°15'0'' N 20°7'0'' E .