Antipode of Cockburn Town, Turks and Caicos Islands

The opposite side of the world to Cockburn Town is North West Cape, Western Australia, Australia.

Cockburn Town

Turks and Caicos Islands

Continent: America

Coordinates: 21.461, -71.142

Antipodal point

Indian Ocean

Exact location on the other side of the world

Coordinates: -21.461, 108.858

North West Cape

Australia

North West Cape is the closest city to Cockburn Town's antipodal point (538 km).

The antipodal city to Cockburn Town is North West Cape. This means that, among all the populated locations in the world, the farthest city from Cockburn Town is North West Cape.

The distance from Cockburn Town to North West Cape is about 19,000 kilometers. A direct flight would take around 22 hours, but there aren't commercial routes between these cities.

Cities on the other side of the world of Cockburn Town

This table contains the populated locations that are closest to Cockburn Town's antipode. These are the farthest cities in the world from Cockburn Town.

City Country Distance from antipode Coordinates
North West Cape, Western Australia Australia 538 km (-21.926, 114.030)
Coral Bay, Western Australia Australia 540 km (-23.141, 113.776)
Exmouth, Western Australia Australia 547 km (-21.931, 114.121)
Brockman, Western Australia Australia 620 km (-24.881, 113.654)
Morgantown, Western Australia Australia 620 km (-24.877, 113.659)
Carnarvon, Western Australia Australia 620 km (-24.883, 113.657)
East Carnarvon, Western Australia Australia 621 km (-24.864, 113.678)
South Carnarvon, Western Australia Australia 621 km (-24.893, 113.658)
Kingsford, Western Australia Australia 622 km (-24.864, 113.695)
Onslow, Western Australia Australia 648 km (-21.638, 115.112)

Cockburn Town, Turks and Caicos Islands

Local time:

Coordinates: 21.4612° N 71.1419° W

North West Cape, Australia

Local time:

Coordinates: 21.9263° S 114.0295° E

How to calculate the antipodal point?

The antipode can be calculated by understanding the geographic coordinates and applying simple formulas. We will use the following variables:

  • LatO: Latitude at the origin point.
  • LngO: Longitude at the origin point.
  • LatA: Latitude at the antipodal point.
  • LngA: Longitude at the antipodal point.

Step 1: Obtain the geographic coordinates of Cockburn Town

The DMS coordinates are: 21°27'40.4'' N 71°8'30.8'' W.

Calculations are easier by using the decimal format, hence:

LatO = 21.46122°

LngO = -71.14188°

Step 2: Calculate the latitude

LatA = - LatO = -21.46122°

Since the latitude is positive (north direction), the antipode must be negative (south direction).

Step 3: Calculate the longitude

LngA = LngO ± 180° = -71.14188 + 180° = 108.85812°

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.

Result:

The antipode of Cockburn Town is located on coordinates: (LatA, LngA) = (-21.46122, 108.85812)

In DMS format: 21°27'40.4'' N 71°8'30.8'' W.

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