The opposite side of the world to Laxey is Papatowai, Otago, New Zealand.
Isle of Man
Coordinates: 54.230, -4.400
Opposite side in the world
Coordinates: -54.230, 175.600
Papatowai is the closest city to Laxey's antipodal point (957 km).
The antipodal city to Laxey is Papatowai. This means that, among all the populated locations in the world, the farthest city from Laxey is Papatowai.
The distance from Laxey to Papatowai 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 Laxey's antipode. These are the farthest cities in the world from Laxey.
|City||Country||Distance from antipode||Coordinates|
|Papatowai, Otago||New Zealand||957 km||(-46.561, 169.471)|
|Kaitangata, Otago||New Zealand||975 km||(-46.275, 169.850)|
|Balclutha, Otago||New Zealand||982 km||(-46.234, 169.750)|
|Milton, Otago||New Zealand||987 km||(-46.121, 169.969)|
|Bluff, Southland||New Zealand||992 km||(-46.600, 168.333)|
|Portobello, Otago||New Zealand||997 km||(-45.850, 170.650)|
|Dunedin, Otago||New Zealand||998 km||(-45.874, 170.504)|
|Wyndham, Southland||New Zealand||1,000 km||(-46.333, 168.850)|
|Edendale, Southland||New Zealand||1,004 km||(-46.317, 168.783)|
|Outram, Otago||New Zealand||1,006 km||(-45.867, 170.233)|
Coordinates: 54.2302° N 4.3999° W
Coordinates: 46.5607° S 169.4707° 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 Laxey
The DMS coordinates are: 54°13'48.6'' N 4°23'59.5'' W.
Calculations are easier by using the decimal format, hence:
LatO = 54.23017°
LngO = -4.39985°
Step 2: Calculate the latitude
LatA = - LatO = -54.23017°
Since the latitude is positive (north direction), the antipode must be negative (south direction).
Step 3: Calculate the longitude
LngA = LngO ± 180° = -4.39985 + 180° = 175.60015°
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 Laxey is located on coordinates: (LatA, LngA) = (-54.23017, 175.60015)
In DMS format: 54°13'48.6'' N 4°23'59.5'' W.