Antipode of Tasiilaq, Greenland

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

Tasiilaq

Greenland

Continent: America

Coordinates: 65.615, -37.637

Antipodal point

Opposite side in the world

Continent: America

Coordinates: -65.615, 142.363

McMurdo Station

Antarctica

McMurdo Station is the closest city to Tasiilaq's antipodal point (1,581 km).

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

The distance from Tasiilaq 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 Tasiilaq

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

City Country Distance from antipode Coordinates
McMurdo Station Antarctica 1,581 km (-77.846, 166.676)
Dover, TAS Australia 2,499 km (-43.314, 147.015)
Geeveston, TAS Australia 2,515 km (-43.163, 146.925)
Cygnet, TAS Australia 2,517 km (-43.153, 147.073)
Kettering, TAS Australia 2,521 km (-43.126, 147.246)
Franklin, TAS Australia 2,524 km (-43.089, 147.009)
Snug, TAS Australia 2,528 km (-43.067, 147.255)
Glen Huon, TAS Australia 2,530 km (-43.033, 146.967)
Huonville, TAS Australia 2,530 km (-43.031, 147.048)
Margate, TAS Australia 2,532 km (-43.028, 147.263)

Tasiilaq, Greenland

Local time:

Coordinates: 65.6145° N 37.6368° 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 Tasiilaq

The DMS coordinates are: 65°36'52.2'' N 37°38'12.3'' W.

Calculations are easier by using the decimal format, hence:

LatO = 65.61451°

LngO = -37.63676°

Step 2: Calculate the latitude

LatA = - LatO = -65.61451°

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

Step 3: Calculate the longitude

LngA = LngO ± 180° = -37.63676 + 180° = 142.36324°

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.

Result:

The antipode of Tasiilaq is located on coordinates: (LatA, LngA) = (-65.61451, 142.36324)

In DMS format: 65°36'52.2'' N 37°38'12.3'' W.

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