The opposite side of the world to Tasiilaq is McMurdo Station, Antarctica.
Coordinates: 65.615, -37.637
Opposite side in the world
Coordinates: -65.615, 142.363
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.
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)|
Coordinates: 65.6145° N 37.6368° 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 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.
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.