The opposite side of the world to Vaini is Tamanrasset, Algeria.
Coordinates: -21.193, -175.177
Opposite side in the world
Coordinates: 21.193, 4.823
Tamanrasset is the closest city to Vaini's antipodal point (191 km).
The antipodal city to Vaini is Tamanrasset. This means that, among all the populated locations in the world, the farthest city from Vaini is Tamanrasset.
The distance from Vaini to Tamanrasset is about 20,000 kilometers. A direct flight would take around 22 hours, but there aren't commercial routes between these cities.
This table contains the populated locations that are closest to Vaini's antipode. These are the farthest cities in the world from Vaini.
|City||Country||Distance from antipode||Coordinates|
|Tamanrasset||Algeria||191 km||(22.785, 5.523)|
|Arlit, Agadez||Niger||382 km||(18.737, 7.385)|
|Ti-n-Essako, Kidal||Mali||390 km||(18.451, 2.488)|
|Abeïbara, Kidal||Mali||395 km||(19.117, 1.750)|
|Tessalit, Kidal||Mali||412 km||(20.201, 1.012)|
|Kidal||Mali||470 km||(18.441, 1.408)|
|Tchighozerine, Agadez||Niger||537 km||(17.221, 7.761)|
|Alaghsas, Agadez||Niger||571 km||(17.019, 8.017)|
|Agadez||Niger||574 km||(16.973, 7.991)|
|Tchintabaraden, Tahoua||Niger||595 km||(15.897, 5.799)|
Coordinates: 21.1929° S 175.1768° W
Coordinates: 22.785° N 5.5228° 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 Vaini
The DMS coordinates are: 21°11'34.5'' S 175°10'36.4'' W.
Calculations are easier by using the decimal format, hence:
LatO = -21.19292°
LngO = -175.17678°
Step 2: Calculate the latitude
LatA = - LatO = 21.19292°
Since the latitude is negative (south direction), the antipode must be positive (north direction).
Step 3: Calculate the longitude
LngA = LngO ± 180° = -175.17678 + 180° = 4.82322°
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 Vaini is located on coordinates: (LatA, LngA) = (21.19292, 4.82322)
In DMS format: 21°11'34.5'' S 175°10'36.4'' W.