The opposite side of the world to Little Cayman is West Island, Cocos Islands.
Coordinates: 19.661, -80.110
Opposite side in the world
Coordinates: -19.661, 99.890
West Island is the closest city to Little Cayman's antipodal point (893 km).
The antipodal city to Little Cayman is West Island. This means that, among all the populated locations in the world, the farthest city from Little Cayman is West Island.
The distance from Little Cayman 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 Little Cayman's antipode. These are the farthest cities in the world from Little Cayman.
|City||Country||Distance from antipode||Coordinates|
|West Island||Cocos Islands||893 km||(-12.157, 96.823)|
|Flying Fish Cove||Christmas Island||1,197 km||(-10.422, 105.679)|
|Coral Bay, WA||Australia||1,490 km||(-23.141, 113.776)|
|North West Cape, WA||Australia||1,493 km||(-21.926, 114.030)|
|Exmouth, WA||Australia||1,502 km||(-21.931, 114.121)|
|Brockman, WA||Australia||1,531 km||(-24.881, 113.654)|
|Morgantown, WA||Australia||1,531 km||(-24.877, 113.659)|
|Carnarvon, WA||Australia||1,531 km||(-24.883, 113.657)|
|South Carnarvon, WA||Australia||1,532 km||(-24.893, 113.658)|
|East Carnarvon, WA||Australia||1,532 km||(-24.864, 113.678)|
Coordinates: 19.6611° N 80.1098° 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 Little Cayman
The DMS coordinates are: 19°39'40.1'' N 80°6'35.4'' W.
Calculations are easier by using the decimal format, hence:
LatO = 19.66114°
LngO = -80.10984°
Step 2: Calculate the latitude
LatA = - LatO = -19.66114°
Since the latitude is positive (north direction), the antipode must be negative (south direction).
Step 3: Calculate the longitude
LngA = LngO ± 180° = -80.10984 + 180° = 99.89016°
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 Little Cayman is located on coordinates: (LatA, LngA) = (-19.66114, 99.89016)
In DMS format: 19°39'40.1'' N 80°6'35.4'' W.