The opposite side of the world to Detroit is Augusta, Western Australia, Australia.
Coordinates: 42.331, -83.046
Opposite side in the world
Coordinates: -42.331, 96.954
Augusta is the closest city to Detroit's antipodal point (1,818 km).
The antipodal city to Detroit is Augusta. This means that, among all the populated locations in the world, the farthest city from Detroit is Augusta.
The distance from Detroit to Augusta is about 18,000 kilometers. A direct flight would take around 20 hours, but there aren't commercial routes between these cities.
This table contains the populated locations that are closest to Detroit's antipode. These are the farthest cities in the world from Detroit.
|City||Country||Distance from antipode||Coordinates|
|Augusta, WA||Australia||1,818 km||(-34.316, 115.159)|
|Gnarabup, WA||Australia||1,827 km||(-33.993, 114.996)|
|Margaret River, WA||Australia||1,835 km||(-33.955, 115.076)|
|Cowaramup, WA||Australia||1,844 km||(-33.850, 115.104)|
|Yallingup, WA||Australia||1,852 km||(-33.646, 115.035)|
|Dunsborough, WA||Australia||1,859 km||(-33.615, 115.104)|
|Quindalup, WA||Australia||1,861 km||(-33.636, 115.149)|
|Marybrook, WA||Australia||1,864 km||(-33.653, 115.204)|
|Vasse, WA||Australia||1,866 km||(-33.693, 115.268)|
|Abbey, WA||Australia||1,867 km||(-33.664, 115.256)|
Coordinates: 42.3314° N 83.0458° W
Coordinates: 34.3157° S 115.1592° 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 Detroit
The DMS coordinates are: 42°19'53.1'' N 83°2'44.7'' W.
Calculations are easier by using the decimal format, hence:
LatO = 42.33143°
LngO = -83.04575°
Step 2: Calculate the latitude
LatA = - LatO = -42.33143°
Since the latitude is positive (north direction), the antipode must be negative (south direction).
Step 3: Calculate the longitude
LngA = LngO ± 180° = -83.04575 + 180° = 96.95425°
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 Detroit is located on coordinates: (LatA, LngA) = (-42.33143, 96.95425)
In DMS format: 42°19'53.1'' N 83°2'44.7'' W.