Posts Tagged ‘Antipodes’

Seattle: What are the Antipodes?

February 11, 2009

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The Lesson for Today:

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“In geography, the antipodes of any place on Earth is its antipodal point; that is, the region on the Earth’s surface which is diametrically opposite to it. Two points which are antipodal to one another are connected by a straight line through the centre of the Earth.”

(And, why are we having this Geography Lesson today?)

“In the British Isles, “The Antipodes” is sometimes used to refer to Australia and New Zealand.” (Wikipedia)

In scientific terms, “If one digs a hole through the Earth, he or she will end up in China.” In actuality, one would start in Salto, Uruguay to dig straight down to Shanghai.

To see more, click the link: ANTIPODAL POINTS of the world.

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