What is the furthest point from Leominster? Augusta, Australia


Suppose you got bored one day in Leominster and decided to tunnel through the center of the earth to the farthest point in Pioneer Plastics City. Where would you be?

First of all, you would be on a quest to the antipodes.

The very cool Geodatos website (geodatos.net/en) allows you to do this without a shovel. Here is their definition of the antipode:

“A antipode, or antipodal point, is the point on the planet that is located diametrically opposite a specific geographic location, and is therefore the farthest point in the world from that location. The antipode of any location can be identified by drawing an imaginary straight line that passes through the center of the planet and reaches the other side of the world. “

According to United States Geological Survey, about 71% of the world is covered with water, so these trips to the antipodes will often bring you to a very humid place. But Geodatos carefully provides you with the nearest populated location, so you’ll know which direction to swim to meet people and grab a sandwich.

What is the Leominster antipode?

Thus, your journey to the antipodes would end in the Indian Ocean, off the southwest coast of Australia. A long swim and a short walk of about 679 miles would take you to the nearest populated place: the town of Augusta, which is part of the Augusta-Margaret River County in the state of Western Australia.

“Did you know?” demand local tourism website: “Augusta has the last fish and chips before arriving in Antarctica!”

Downtown Augusta, Australia.

Augusta is a vacation destination, offering water sports and whale watching. And they also have dolphin strandings. In 1986, members of the Augusta community made headlines around the world when they banded together to help 96 ocean dolphins (also known as false killer whales) return to sea.

The climate seems quite pleasant in Augusta, according to meteobase.com. The average annual temperature is 62 degrees Fahrenheit and does not fluctuate much throughout the year. According to the site, “The lowest temperature recorded in Augusta is 39.0 ° F, which was recorded in September. “

Precipitation averages about 36 inches per year in Augusta.

The Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse, located near the town of Augusta, Australia, might be worth a stop on a trip to Leominster's farthest point on Earth.

Meanwhile, on the other side of the world, the average annual temperature in Leominster is around 50 degrees Fahrenheit, with around 46 inches of precipitation per year. But things are getting a lot colder where we live: The lowest temperature on record is -18 degrees Fahrenheit, which was recorded in January, according to weatherbase.com.

So even though Augusta is about 11,800 miles from Leominster and it would probably take over 24 hours to connect all flights, it seems like a nice place to visit. Or we could take the “shortcut” and start digging this tunnel through the center of the world – let’s go!


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