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The Farthest You Can Ever Be From Home

If you dug a hole from where you are, chances are you’re not going to end up in China (I know, shocker).  Where you do end up, however, is the antipodal point of where you are – essentially the direct opposite side of Earth or the farthest you could ever be from home — at least until Space Travel is accessible to the mass market.

As a frequent traveler, I thought it’d be interesting to figure out if I’ve ever come close to my antipodal point.  Unfortunately, the antipodes of my city is in the Indian Ocean so I’ll never actually get there.  I was close, however, when I was in South Africa so that somewhat explained the 30 hours of travel time I endured on 3 separate flights to get there.  By the way, if I ever have to endure another 30 hours of travel time again it will be too soon, but based on this antipodes calculator, pretty much anywhere else I’d go would be geographically closer to me than South Africa (woohoo!).

So where exactly do you have to live if you wanted to dig you way to China?  You can use this cool map to find out!

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Debbra Dunning Brouillette - May 26, 2012 - 9:51 am

What an interesting post! I am in Muncie, Indiana, and my antipodal point is in the Indian Ocean off the coast of Western Australia! Since I am a scuba diver, that is appropriate, but this is a lot farther out than dive boats would venture…

Just Wanderlust - May 29, 2012 - 2:09 pm

Hi Debbra! Thanks for stopping by!

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