Antipode of Qasigiannguit, Greenland

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



Continent: America

Coordinates: 68.819, -51.192

Antipodal point

Opposite side in the world

Continent: America

Coordinates: -68.819, 128.808

McMurdo Station


McMurdo Station is the closest city to Qasigiannguit's antipodal point (1,528 km).

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

The distance from Qasigiannguit to McMurdo Station is about 19,000 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 Qasigiannguit

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

City Country Distance from antipode Coordinates
McMurdo Station Antarctica 1,528 km (-77.846, 166.676)
Dover, TAS Australia 3,030 km (-43.314, 147.015)
Geeveston, TAS Australia 3,044 km (-43.163, 146.925)
Cygnet, TAS Australia 3,048 km (-43.153, 147.073)
Franklin, TAS Australia 3,054 km (-43.089, 147.009)
Kettering, TAS Australia 3,054 km (-43.126, 147.246)
Glen Huon, TAS Australia 3,059 km (-43.033, 146.967)
Huonville, TAS Australia 3,061 km (-43.031, 147.048)
Snug, TAS Australia 3,061 km (-43.067, 147.255)
Ranelagh, TAS Australia 3,063 km (-43.010, 147.038)

Qasigiannguit, Greenland

Local time:

Coordinates: 68.8193° N 51.1922° 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 Qasigiannguit

The DMS coordinates are: 68°49'9.3'' N 51°11'32'' W.

Calculations are easier by using the decimal format, hence:

LatO = 68.81926°

LngO = -51.19221°

Step 2: Calculate the latitude

LatA = - LatO = -68.81926°

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

Step 3: Calculate the longitude

LngA = LngO ± 180° = -51.19221 + 180° = 128.80779°

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 Qasigiannguit is located on coordinates: (LatA, LngA) = (-68.81926, 128.80779)

In DMS format: 68°49'9.3'' N 51°11'32'' W.

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