The opposite side of the world to El Hermel is Mataura, French Polynesia.
Coordinates: 34.394, 36.385
Opposite side in the world
Coordinates: -34.394, -143.615
Mataura is the closest city to El Hermel's antipodal point (1,351 km).
The antipodal city to El Hermel is Mataura. This means that, among all the populated locations in the world, the farthest city from El Hermel is Mataura.
The distance from El Hermel to Mataura 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 El Hermel's antipode. These are the farthest cities in the world from El Hermel.
|City||Country||Distance from antipode||Coordinates|
|Mataura||French Polynesia||1,351 km||(-23.347, -149.485)|
|Rikitea, Îles Tuamotu-Gambier||French Polynesia||1,506 km||(-23.123, -134.969)|
|Avera, Îles Australes||French Polynesia||1,521 km||(-22.478, -151.351)|
|Moerai, Îles Australes||French Polynesia||1,523 km||(-22.451, -151.342)|
|Adamstown||Pitcairn||1,664 km||(-25.066, -130.101)|
|Tapuarava, Îles Tuamotu-Gambier||French Polynesia||1,902 km||(-18.466, -136.463)|
|Teahupoo, Îles du Vent||French Polynesia||1,918 km||(-17.846, -149.267)|
|Vairao, Îles du Vent||French Polynesia||1,925 km||(-17.783, -149.283)|
|Tautira, Îles du Vent||French Polynesia||1,925 km||(-17.747, -149.161)|
|Pueu, Îles du Vent||French Polynesia||1,928 km||(-17.738, -149.224)|
Coordinates: 34.3942° N 36.3847° E
Coordinates: 23.3472° S 149.4849° W
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 El Hermel
The DMS coordinates are: 34°23'39'' N 36°23'5'' E .
Calculations are easier by using the decimal format, hence:
LatO = 34.39417°
LngO = 36.38472°
Step 2: Calculate the latitude
LatA = - LatO = -34.39417°
Since the latitude is positive (north direction), the antipode must be negative (south direction).
Step 3: Calculate the longitude
LngA = LngO ± 180° = 36.38472 - 180° = -143.61528°
Since the longitude is positive, we subtract 180° to ensure the final value lies between (-180, 180). If it were the other way around, we would sum 180° for the same reason.
The antipode of El Hermel is located on coordinates: (LatA, LngA) = (-34.39417, -143.61528)
In DMS format: 34°23'39'' N 36°23'5'' E .