This map helps you find the antipodes (the other side of the world) of any place on Earth.
The Left Map presents the place for which you want to find the antipodal point. The Right Map shows the antipodal point for the selected location on the left map.
Drag the left map, by clicking and holding as you move it, and when you will find the desired location, just click on it, and our "man" will dig a tunnel from selected location, right through the center of the Earth, up to the other side of the world which will be represented on Right Map.
Both maps can be moved and zoomed in and out. Bellow each map you can view the selected location address and geographical coordinates (latitude and longitude).
The latitude of a point on the Earth's surface is the angle between the equatorial plane and the straight line that passes through that point and through the center of the Earth. Lines joining points of the same latitude are called parallels. The 0° parallel of latitude is designated the equator, the fundamental plane of all geographic coordinate systems, which divides the globe into Northern and Southern Hemispheres. The north pole is 90°N; the south pole is 90°S.
The longitude of a point on the Earth's surface is the angle east or west from a reference meridian to another meridian that passes through that point. All meridians are halves of great ellipses, which converge at the north and south poles. The meridian of the British Royal Observatory in Greenwich (London, England) is the international Prime Meridian, which determines the proper Eastern and Western Hemispheres. The antipodal meridian of Greenwich is both 180°W and 180°E.
The combination of these two components specifies the position of any location on the surface of the Earth. The origin/zero point of this system is located in the Gulf of Guinea about 625 km (390 mi) south of Tema, Ghana.
The antipodes of any place on the Earth is the point on the Earth's surface which is diametrically opposite to it. Two points that are antipodal to each other are connected by a straight line running through the centre of the Earth. An antipodal point it is often called an antipode (Wikipedia).
The Most of Europeans and Americans believe that if you dig a hole, in a straight line through the center of the Earth, you would come out on the other side right in China. But this is just a saying, because, in reality, if you dig a straight tunnel, in most areas, of Europe or United States you will come out in the ocean. The only places where a straight hole will emerge in China ar parts in Argentina and Chile.
Mathematically, the geographical coordinates of an antipodal point can be calculate as:
The Australian mainland is the largest landmass with its antipodes entirely in ocean.
The majority of locations on land do not have land-based antipodes.
By definition, the North Pole and the South Pole are antipodes.
There are no non-stop scheduled flights between any two antipodal locations by commercial airline service. A hypothetically perfect antipode flight would be Tangier Ibn Battouta Airport, Morocco to Whangarei Aerodrome, New Zealand (approximately 20000 km flight).
Exact or almost exact antipodes cities:
Major cities or capitals close to being antipodes:
At least once in a lifetime you've asked what is under your feet, on the other side of the world.
You can learn a little bit of geography in a funny and simple way.
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Decimal degrees (DD) express latitude and longitude geographic coordinates as decimal fractions and are an alternative to using degrees, minutes, and seconds (DMS). For latitude the values are bounded by ±90° respectively by ±180° for longitude.
Positive latitudes are north of the equator, negative latitudes are south of the equator. Positive longitudes are east of Prime Meridian, negative longitudes are west of the Prime Meridian. Latitude and longitude are usually expressed in that sequence, latitude before longitude. (Wikipedia)
Our coordinates converter is an easy to use tool which helps with the conversion from a decimal degrees format (DD) to a degrees minutes seconds format (DMS) and back. Modify the text in the input fields, then click outside the field to convert the coordinates.