The antipode of each point on Earth’s surface mapped

In geography, the antipode of any point on Earth is the locality on the planets’ surface, diametrically reversed. Here is the antipodal map of the planet in Lambert’s azimuthal equal-area projection.

The antipode of each point on planet's surface

About 15% of the land territory is antipodal to other landmasses, representing nearly 4.4% of the planet’s surface.

The most extensive antipodal land is the Malay Archipelago, antipodal to the Amazon basin and neighboring Andean mountains. Greenland and the Canadian Arctic Archipelago, antipodal to East Antarctica; and East China and Mongolia, antipodal to Argentina.

There is a global lack of antipodal landmass because the Southern Hemisphere has relatively more minor land than the Northern Hemisphere.

Below on the map in equirectangular projection depicted cities that are near antipodes. Blue labels correspond to the cyan areas, and brown names match the yellow areas. Landmasses where blue and yellow overlap (colored green) are land antipodes.

Antipodal cities mapped.

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