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I was working on some coordinates and wanted to see what was on the other side of the earth....


(that is to say my latitude was flipped (N-S) and my longitude was 180deg offset)


Generally speaking, I'm sure there's exceptions, but the other side of the world is empty - only water. This seems to be true no matter where you are, including the poles! (Anarctic has land, North Pole does not)


If you have a transparent globe, it is really visible. Even Australia has a nice ocean oposite to it - (the North Atlantic) and just about the right size.


Just wondered if all you more educated geocachers have noticed this.




"The hardest thing to find is something that's not there!"

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Make a hole with a gun perpendicular

To the name of this town in a desktop globe

Exit wound in a foreign nation

Showing the home of the one this was written for


My apartment looks upside down from there

Water spirals the wrong way out the sink

And her voice is a backwards record

It's like a whirlpool, and it never ends.


-- TMBG, Ana Ng



Mein Vater war ein Wandersmann, und ich hab' auch im Blut

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Originally posted by targetdrone:

I swapped south for north and east for west in my home coordinates, and found a spot about 200 mile SSE of Perth, Australia. Between Broomehill and Kojonup. G'Day Mate.


Yes, I know that's not the same as antipodal points, but being about 2200 miles east of Capetown, SA in the middle of the Indian Ocean is not as interesting.


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When I got a new computerized telescope I put my lat/lon in without the "-" on the longitude. After a night being told everything I wanted to look at was below the horizon, I checked their website and found out this is the number one set-up mistake. icon_confused.gif


So, even astronomy nerds can do dumb things.



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