The opposite side of the world to East End is West Island, Cocos Islands.
Coordinates: 19.300, -81.117
Opposite side in the world
Coordinates: -19.300, 98.883
West Island is the closest city to East End's antipodal point (821 km).
The antipodal city to East End is West Island. This means that, among all the populated locations in the world, the farthest city from East End is West Island.
The distance from East End to West Island is about 19,000 kilometers. A direct flight would take around 21 hours, but there aren't commercial routes between these cities.
This table contains the populated locations that are closest to East End's antipode. These are the farthest cities in the world from East End.
|City||Country||Distance from antipode||Coordinates|
|West Island||Cocos Islands||821 km||(-12.157, 96.823)|
|Flying Fish Cove||Christmas Island||1,224 km||(-10.422, 105.679)|
|Cibungur, West Java||Indonesia||1,558 km||(-7.372, 106.539)|
|Simpenan, West Java||Indonesia||1,558 km||(-7.350, 106.514)|
|Pondokaso, West Java||Indonesia||1,559 km||(-7.356, 106.542)|
|Ciracap, West Java||Indonesia||1,561 km||(-7.331, 106.522)|
|Cikujang, West Java||Indonesia||1,561 km||(-7.359, 106.573)|
|Surade, West Java||Indonesia||1,562 km||(-7.342, 106.562)|
|Nagrak, West Java||Indonesia||1,562 km||(-7.336, 106.553)|
|Rancaerang, West Java||Indonesia||1,563 km||(-7.422, 106.718)|
Coordinates: 19.3° N 81.1167° W
Coordinates: 12.1568° S 96.8225° E
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 East End
The DMS coordinates are: 19°18'0'' N 81°7'0'' W.
Calculations are easier by using the decimal format, hence:
LatO = 19.3°
LngO = -81.11667°
Step 2: Calculate the latitude
LatA = - LatO = -19.3°
Since the latitude is positive (north direction), the antipode must be negative (south direction).
Step 3: Calculate the longitude
LngA = LngO ± 180° = -81.11667 + 180° = 98.88333°
Since the longitude is negative, we sum 180° to ensure the final value lies between (-180, 180). If it were the other way around, we would subtract 180° for the same reason.
The antipode of East End is located on coordinates: (LatA, LngA) = (-19.3, 98.88333)
In DMS format: 19°18'0'' N 81°7'0'' W.