Antipode of Aasiaat, Greenland

The opposite side of the world to Aasiaat is McMurdo Station, Antarctica.



Continent: America

Coordinates: 68.710, -52.870

Antipodal point

Opposite side in the world

Continent: America

Coordinates: -68.710, 127.130

McMurdo Station


McMurdo Station is the closest city to Aasiaat's antipodal point (1,576 km).

The antipodal city to Aasiaat is McMurdo Station. This means that, among all the populated locations in the world, the farthest city from Aasiaat is McMurdo Station.

The distance from Aasiaat to McMurdo Station is about 18,000 kilometers. A direct flight would take around 21 hours, but there aren't commercial routes between these cities.

Cities on the other side of the world of Aasiaat

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

City Country Distance from antipode Coordinates
McMurdo Station Antarctica 1,576 km (-77.846, 166.676)
Dover, TAS Australia 3,054 km (-43.314, 147.015)
Geeveston, TAS Australia 3,068 km (-43.163, 146.925)
Cygnet, TAS Australia 3,073 km (-43.153, 147.073)
Franklin, TAS Australia 3,078 km (-43.089, 147.009)
Kettering, TAS Australia 3,079 km (-43.126, 147.246)
Glen Huon, TAS Australia 3,083 km (-43.033, 146.967)
Huonville, TAS Australia 3,085 km (-43.031, 147.048)
Snug, TAS Australia 3,086 km (-43.067, 147.255)
Ranelagh, TAS Australia 3,087 km (-43.010, 147.038)

Aasiaat, Greenland

Local time:

Coordinates: 68.7098° N 52.8699° W

McMurdo Station, Antarctica

Local time:

Coordinates: 77.846° S 166.676° E

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 Aasiaat

The DMS coordinates are: 68°42'35.3'' N 52°52'11.6'' W.

Calculations are easier by using the decimal format, hence:

LatO = 68.70981°

LngO = -52.86988°

Step 2: Calculate the latitude

LatA = - LatO = -68.70981°

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

Step 3: Calculate the longitude

LngA = LngO ± 180° = -52.86988 + 180° = 127.13012°

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 Aasiaat is located on coordinates: (LatA, LngA) = (-68.70981, 127.13012)

In DMS format: 68°42'35.3'' N 52°52'11.6'' W.

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