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41. Posted by Gelli (Travel Guru 2457 posts) 11y

Somebody may have already said it, but surely the furthest physically possible point (ok, ok, we're not that rich, but it IS possible without having any special profession such as astronaut which wouldn't count) would be the international space station....?

Or am i missing something here

42. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 11y

Quoting Gelli

Somebody may have already said it, but surely the furthest physically possible point (ok, ok, we're not that rich, but it IS possible without having any special profession such as astronaut which wouldn't count) would be the international space station....?

Or am i missing something here

Quoting GregW

...at least and still be on earth.

Besides, wouldn't the antipode of the space station be constantly changing since it is orbiting the earth???

43. Posted by GregW (Travel Guru 2635 posts) 11y

Isadora has already pointed out that I qualified my statement, however I am not sure that the space station would be further away for everyone on earth.

The diameter of the earth is 12,756.3 km. The space station is only 360 km above the earth. If the space station passed directly above your house, then it would be 12,756.3 + 360 km away from your house (via the direct path) and thus would be farther away.

However, if the space station didn't pass above your house, then because of the earth's curve, the space station might be less than 12,756.3 km away from you, even at it's furthest point.

The path of the international space station.

44. Posted by bwilcox (First Time Poster 1 posts) 11y

the site won't let me in

45. Posted by jared.au (Budding Member 4 posts) 11y

well i got my antipode!

and i hit land!!

antipode of brisbane, qld, aust is somewhere in western egypt.

one day i might just make it there, not too keen on egypt as a travel destination right now however.

btw, thanks heaps for the spacu station tracker, it's really cool (i know i am a geek)!

j..

46. Posted by weddes (Budding Member 6 posts) 11y

Haven't bothered working it out, but fairly sure the antipode of Auckland, NZ is somewhere in Spain. I know that a friend of mine worked out the exact antipode (using lat and long) of the family farm, about an hour out of Christchurch, New Zealand, and went there - she was lucky, it was in the middle of a Spanish national park - so they bush crashed with a GPS and found the exact point and took heaps of photos - she said it was weird knowing that whatever direction she moved in she was closer to home.

47. Posted by snatterand (Travel Guru 454 posts) 11y

Quoting weddes

Haven't bothered working it out, but fairly sure the antipode of Auckland, NZ is somewhere in Spain..

I actually went to Auckland, New Zealand, in order to get as far away as possible from my parents... It turned out that I didn't really make it, since they live in Stockholm, Sweden, and not i Spain. But I think I did quite well anyway because my antipode is located south east of NZ, half way to Antarctica... I don't think it's possible to go there as an exchange student. ;)

//Susanna

48. Posted by majesus (Budding Member 4 posts) 11y

Can somebody help me out. I could not find my latitud and longuitud in the link Greg posted. I live in Montevideo (now the game is to find out my positions!!!!!)

Cheers

49. Posted by danube (Full Member 63 posts) 11y

In the Pacific, but "relatively" close to New Zealand. Maybe someone from NZ, or Australia can have an antipode accessible on foot!

50. Posted by galka_mak (Full Member 169 posts) 11y

Quoting danube

In the Pacific, but "relatively" close to New Zealand. Maybe someone from NZ, or Australia can have an antipode accessible on foot!

Just have a look above - Jared and weddes successfully landed