Antipode of Ahau, Fiji

The opposite side of the world to Ahau is Sièn, Boucle du Mouhoun, Burkina Faso.

Ahau

Fiji

Continent: Oceania

Coordinates: -12.500, 177.050

Antipodal point

Burkina Faso

Continent: Africa

Coordinates: 12.500, -2.950

Sièn

Burkina Faso

Sièn is the closest city to Ahau's antipodal point (22 km).

The antipodal city to Ahau is Sièn. This means that, among all the populated locations in the world, the farthest city from Ahau is Sièn.

The distance from Ahau to Sièn is about 20,000 kilometers. A direct flight would take around 22 hours, but there aren't commercial routes between these cities.

Cities on the other side of the world of Ahau

This table contains the populated locations that are closest to Ahau's antipode. These are the farthest cities in the world from Ahau.

City Country Distance from antipode Coordinates
Sièn, Boucle du Mouhoun Burkina Faso 22 km (12.693, -2.899)
Gousi, Boucle du Mouhoun Burkina Faso 24 km (12.656, -2.795)
Toma, Boucle du Mouhoun Burkina Faso 29 km (12.758, -2.899)
Dédougou, Boucle du Mouhoun Burkina Faso 56 km (12.463, -3.461)
Réo, Centre-Ouest Burkina Faso 56 km (12.320, -2.471)
Tougan, Boucle du Mouhoun Burkina Faso 65 km (13.073, -3.069)
Koudougou, Centre-Ouest Burkina Faso 69 km (12.253, -2.363)
Tita, Centre-Ouest Burkina Faso 80 km (11.921, -2.515)
Boromo, Boucle du Mouhoun Burkina Faso 84 km (11.745, -2.930)
Yako, Nord Burkina Faso 90 km (12.959, -2.261)

Ahau, Fiji

Local time:

Coordinates: 12.5° S 177.05° E

Sièn, Burkina Faso

Local time:

Coordinates: 12.6926° N 2.8987° W

How to calculate the antipodal point?

The antipode can be calculated by understanding the geographic coordinates and applying simple formulas. We will use the following variables:

  • LatO: Latitude at the origin point.
  • LngO: Longitude at the origin point.
  • LatA: Latitude at the antipodal point.
  • LngA: Longitude at the antipodal point.

Step 1: Obtain the geographic coordinates of Ahau

The DMS coordinates are: 12°30'0'' S 177°3'0'' E .

Calculations are easier by using the decimal format, hence:

LatO = -12.5°

LngO = 177.05°

Step 2: Calculate the latitude

LatA = - LatO = 12.5°

Since the latitude is negative (south direction), the antipode must be positive (north direction).

Step 3: Calculate the longitude

LngA = LngO ± 180° = 177.05 - 180° = -2.95°

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.

Result:

The antipode of Ahau is located on coordinates: (LatA, LngA) = (12.5, -2.95)

In DMS format: 12°30'0'' S 177°3'0'' E .

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