The opposite side of the world to North Side is West Island, Cocos Islands.
Coordinates: 19.350, -81.200
Opposite side in the world
Coordinates: -19.350, 98.800
West Island is the closest city to North Side's antipodal point (824 km).
The antipodal city to North Side is West Island. This means that, among all the populated locations in the world, the farthest city from North Side is West Island.
The distance from North Side 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 North Side's antipode. These are the farthest cities in the world from North Side.
|City||Country||Distance from antipode||Coordinates|
|West Island||Cocos Islands||824 km||(-12.157, 96.823)|
|Flying Fish Cove||Christmas Island||1,234 km||(-10.422, 105.679)|
|Cibungur, West Java||Indonesia||1,567 km||(-7.372, 106.539)|
|Simpenan, West Java||Indonesia||1,568 km||(-7.350, 106.514)|
|Pondokaso, West Java||Indonesia||1,569 km||(-7.356, 106.542)|
|Ciracap, West Java||Indonesia||1,570 km||(-7.331, 106.522)|
|Cikujang, West Java||Indonesia||1,570 km||(-7.359, 106.573)|
|Surade, West Java||Indonesia||1,571 km||(-7.342, 106.562)|
|Nagrak, West Java||Indonesia||1,571 km||(-7.336, 106.553)|
|Tugu Hilir, Banten||Indonesia||1,572 km||(-6.809, 105.629)|
Coordinates: 19.35° N 81.2° 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 North Side
The DMS coordinates are: 19°21'0'' N 81°12'0'' W.
Calculations are easier by using the decimal format, hence:
LatO = 19.35°
LngO = -81.2°
Step 2: Calculate the latitude
LatA = - LatO = -19.35°
Since the latitude is positive (north direction), the antipode must be negative (south direction).
Step 3: Calculate the longitude
LngA = LngO ± 180° = -81.2 + 180° = 98.8°
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 North Side is located on coordinates: (LatA, LngA) = (-19.35, 98.8)
In DMS format: 19°21'0'' N 81°12'0'' W.