The opposite side of the world to Eureka is Port-aux-Français, Kerguelen, French Southern Territories.
Coordinates: 40.802, -124.164
Opposite side in the world
Coordinates: -40.802, 55.836
French Southern Territories
Port-aux-Français is the closest city to Eureka' antipodal point (1,474 km).
The antipodal city to Eureka is Port-aux-Français. This means that, among all the populated locations in the world, the farthest city from Eureka is Port-aux-Français.
The distance from Eureka to Port-aux-Français 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 Eureka's antipode. These are the farthest cities in the world from Eureka.
|City||Country||Distance from antipode||Coordinates|
|Port-aux-Français, Kerguelen||French Southern Territories||1,474 km||(-49.349, 70.219)|
|Tôlanaro, Anosy||Madagascar||1,932 km||(-25.032, 46.983)|
|Ambovombe, Androy||Madagascar||1,955 km||(-25.178, 46.087)|
|Amboasary, Anosy||Madagascar||1,957 km||(-25.033, 46.383)|
|Tsiombe, Androy||Madagascar||1,969 km||(-25.300, 45.483)|
|Kopoky, Androy||Madagascar||1,992 km||(-25.200, 45.200)|
|Tranovaho, Androy||Madagascar||1,993 km||(-25.300, 44.967)|
|Beloha, Androy||Madagascar||2,002 km||(-25.167, 45.050)|
|Ampanihy, Atsimo-Andrefana||Madagascar||2,063 km||(-24.694, 44.746)|
|Vohipaho, Atsimo-Atsinanana||Madagascar||2,066 km||(-23.550, 47.500)|
Coordinates: 40.8021° N 124.1637° W
Coordinates: 49.3492° S 70.2194° 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 Eureka
The DMS coordinates are: 40°48'7.5'' N 124°9'49.2'' W.
Calculations are easier by using the decimal format, hence:
LatO = 40.80207°
LngO = -124.16367°
Step 2: Calculate the latitude
LatA = - LatO = -40.80207°
Since the latitude is positive (north direction), the antipode must be negative (south direction).
Step 3: Calculate the longitude
LngA = LngO ± 180° = -124.16367 + 180° = 55.83633°
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 Eureka is located on coordinates: (LatA, LngA) = (-40.80207, 55.83633)
In DMS format: 40°48'7.5'' N 124°9'49.2'' W.