The opposite side of the world to Aasiaat is McMurdo Station, Antarctica.
Coordinates: 68.710, -52.870
Opposite side in the world
Coordinates: -68.710, 127.130
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.
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)|
Coordinates: 68.7098° N 52.8699° W
Coordinates: 77.846° S 166.676° 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 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.