The opposite side of the world to Qasigiannguit is McMurdo Station, Antarctica.
Coordinates: 68.819, -51.192
Opposite side in the world
Coordinates: -68.819, 128.808
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.
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)|
Coordinates: 68.8193° N 51.1922° 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 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.