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    Default "Antipodes map" Where would you be, if you dug straight through the Earth?

    Me? Apparently in the Southern Ocean, off the SW coast of Australia. About the same latitude as Tasmania.

    You?

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    Default Re: "Antipodes map" Where would you be, if you dug straight through the Earth?

    A forest in Spain halfway between Gibraltar and Seville.
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    Default Re: "Antipodes map" Where would you be, if you dug straight through the Earth?

    In the oggin, somewhere off NZ, to the South east.
    It really is quite difficult to build an ugly wooden boat.

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    Default Re: "Antipodes map" Where would you be, if you dug straight through the Earth?

    Didn’t you watch cartoons? China. Duh.

    The computer says water, though, so I’ll bring my canoe when I dig.

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    I can dig a canoe.
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    Default Re: "Antipodes map" Where would you be, if you dug straight through the Earth?

    A very wet looking spot off the coast of South Africa, a bit east "Ile de l'Est".
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    Default Re: "Antipodes map" Where would you be, if you dug straight through the Earth?

    I'm sensing a theme here. Good thing we like boats.
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    Default Re: "Antipodes map" Where would you be, if you dug straight through the Earth?

    Quote Originally Posted by stromborg View Post
    A very wet looking spot off the coast of South Africa, a bit east "Ile de l'Est".
    Same (obviously) I did not even know those islands existed. Sounds like a windy desolate place.

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    The Crozet Islands have a maritime-influenced tundra climate (Köppen climate classification, ET). Monthly temperatures average around 2.9 °C (37 °F) and 7.9 °C (46 °F) in winter and summer respectively.[10] Precipitation is high, with over 2,000 mm (78.7 in) per year. It rains on average 300 days a year, and winds exceeding 100 km/h (62 mph) occur on 100 days a year. The temperatures may rise to 18 °C (64.4 °F) in summer and rarely go below −5 °C (23 °F), even in winter.

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    Default Re: "Antipodes map" Where would you be, if you dug straight through the Earth?

    A few hundred (500?) miles SW of Perth. I think I'd want more than a canoe.
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    Default Re: "Antipodes map" Where would you be, if you dug straight through the Earth?

    About 1150 kms (715 miles) SSW of Perth, Australia. Damp, breezy spot...
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    Southern Ocean, right in the middle of the Roaring 40s.

    Maybe 1800 miles SE by E of Port Elizabeth, South Africa, between the Îles Crozet and the Îles de la Désolation, maybe 100-some miles E by S or the Iles Crozet and maybe 200-some miles W by N of Îles de la Désolation.
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    Default Re: "Antipodes map" Where would you be, if you dug straight through the Earth?

    Tha Atlantic west of Flores.

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    Default Re: "Antipodes map" Where would you be, if you dug straight through the Earth?

    Out to sea off Gibraltar, North of Sale' and Casablanca.
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    Quote Originally Posted by stromborg View Post
    A very wet looking spot off the coast of South Africa, a bit east "Ile de l'Est".
    Likewise. Swimming roughly halfway between Madagascar and Grand Terre.
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    Default Re: "Antipodes map" Where would you be, if you dug straight through the Earth?

    About halfway between Australia and Madagascar, nearest land the Kerguelen Islands (AKA 'Desolation Island').
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    Default Re: "Antipodes map" Where would you be, if you dug straight through the Earth?

    Just a tad north of halfway between Madagascar and Antarctica
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    43° 59' e
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    Simpler is better, except when complicated looks really cool.

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    couple of hundred kms west of New Plymouth NZ
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    Default Re: "Antipodes map" Where would you be, if you dug straight through the Earth?

    Quote Originally Posted by TomF View Post
    I can dig a canoe.
    so, a dugout canoe.

    I am well off the coast of SE Austrslia, nearest land is Perth.
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    Aprox 100 NM due west of the island of Horta in the Azorez. They have confidence in me.....looks like i had better get the boat ready for the trip because I'm not digging my way there!!

    PS: Is this another data mining exercise??

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    Default Re: "Antipodes map" Where would you be, if you dug straight through the Earth?

    Roughly on a parallel with Johannesburg, S.A., a tad East of Madagascar by longitude. Also very wet. Glad I didn't try digging when I was a kid.
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    Default Re: "Antipodes map" Where would you be, if you dug straight through the Earth?

    58 S, 162 W is a cold and wet spot in the Southern Ocean, depth 4700m. The Antarctic is the closest land, only 1940 km away.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Garret View Post
    A few hundred (500?) miles SW of Perth. I think I'd want more than a canoe.
    Same here. I'd better stop digging...
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    Pretty far from anything...

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    I'm not there, but I input the North Pole and the program showed me Antarctica, as one might expect, but tells me: It`s only water around, but I think you can handle it.

    A lot of frozen water maybe but there be dirt there.

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    Default Re: "Antipodes map" Where would you be, if you dug straight through the Earth?

    -38.2xxx, 79.1xxx. In the Indian Ocean, about halfway between Madagascar and Australia, and a bit south. About 90 miles east of Ile Amsterdam in the French Antarctic Territory. GPS makes it easy to find your coordinates and then enter the negative of those coordinates in CalTopo.

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    Default Re: "Antipodes map" Where would you be, if you dug straight through the Earth?

    Another one just off the coast off south east New Zealand,

    When I worked in the Falklands it was in Russia just North of Mongolia.
    When working in Saudi .. somewhere Mid pacific off the Pitcairn Islands
    Just an amateur bodging away..

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    Treading water West of the Canaries.
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    Middle of the ocean- a little closer to Spain than To Washington U S of A. The view is boring, I'm cold and there's no room service. One star.

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    I need to swim NW to reach Campbell Island. Might not be too easy, though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UCanoe_2 View Post
    -38.2xxx, 79.1xxx. In the Indian Ocean, about halfway between Madagascar and Australia, and a bit south. About 90 miles east of Ile Amsterdam in the French Antarctic Territory. GPS makes it easy to find your coordinates and then enter the negative of those coordinates in CalTopo.

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    Wait, I did the calculation wrong. I did not go directly through the center of the earth. It's still simple:

    Let (x,y) be the GPS coordinates of a point on the surface of the earth, then:
    Antipode (x,y) = (-x, y+/- 180)

    So antipode 38.2, -79.1 = -38.1, 100.9, or in the Indian Ocean about 735 miles WSW of Perth, Australia.

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    I saw this a couple weeks ago. Funny thing is, there are very few land-to-land pairs. The fact that the earth is 71% ocean, and 68% of the earths land mass is in the northern hemisphere explains it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by C. Ross View Post
    I saw this a couple weeks ago. Funny thing is, there are very few land-to-land pairs. The fact that the earth is 71% ocean, and 68% of the earths land mass is in the northern hemisphere explains it.
    So we can conclude from this that southern hemisphere folks are all wet? Or maybe just northern hemisphere folks who go there are?

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    Hemisphere?

    I thought we were talking about the other side of the disk?

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