Friday, February 17, 2012

Antipode: the real (or relative) far side of the world

An antipode is the place on the globe exactly opposite where you are.  In other words, if you ran a line directly from Point A through the center of the Earth and out the other side to Pt B, A and B are antipodes of each other.

I got curious the other day and wondered, what is the opposite side of the world from Seattle?  I discovered a cool if simple Web site that does just that for you:  By cool coincidence, the major landmass closest to Seattle's antipode is Grande Terre, the main island of the Kerguelens.  For you O'Brian nerds, this is otherwise known as Desolation Island!

I thought it was cool...

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