The opposite side of the world to Port Erin is Papatowai, Otago, New Zealand.
Isle of Man
Coordinates: 54.085, -4.751
Opposite side in the world
Coordinates: -54.085, 175.249
Papatowai is the closest city to Port Erin's antipodal point (932 km).
The antipodal city to Port Erin is Papatowai. This means that, among all the populated locations in the world, the farthest city from Port Erin is Papatowai.
The distance from Port Erin 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 Port Erin's antipode. These are the farthest cities in the world from Port Erin.
|City||Country||Distance from antipode||Coordinates|
|Papatowai, Otago||New Zealand||932 km||(-46.561, 169.471)|
|Kaitangata, Otago||New Zealand||950 km||(-46.275, 169.850)|
|Balclutha, Otago||New Zealand||957 km||(-46.234, 169.750)|
|Milton, Otago||New Zealand||962 km||(-46.121, 169.969)|
|Bluff, Southland||New Zealand||966 km||(-46.600, 168.333)|
|Portobello, Otago||New Zealand||973 km||(-45.850, 170.650)|
|Dunedin, Otago||New Zealand||974 km||(-45.874, 170.504)|
|Wyndham, Southland||New Zealand||975 km||(-46.333, 168.850)|
|Edendale, Southland||New Zealand||979 km||(-46.317, 168.783)|
|Outram, Otago||New Zealand||982 km||(-45.867, 170.233)|
Coordinates: 54.0849° N 4.751° 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 Port Erin
The DMS coordinates are: 54°5'5.5'' N 4°45'3.6'' W.
Calculations are easier by using the decimal format, hence:
LatO = 54.08487°
LngO = -4.75099°
Step 2: Calculate the latitude
LatA = - LatO = -54.08487°
Since the latitude is positive (north direction), the antipode must be negative (south direction).
Step 3: Calculate the longitude
LngA = LngO ± 180° = -4.75099 + 180° = 175.24901°
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 Port Erin is located on coordinates: (LatA, LngA) = (-54.08487, 175.24901)
In DMS format: 54°5'5.5'' N 4°45'3.6'' W.