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This map shows the antipode of each point on Earth's surface—the points where the blue and yellow overlap are land antipodes; most land has its antipodes in the ocean.

This map uses the Lambert azimuthal equal-area projection.

The author of the Norwegian book Konungs Skuggsjá, from around 1250, discusses the existence of antipodes.

He notes that (if they exist) they will see the sun in the north in the middle of the day and that they will have seasons opposite those of the Northern Hemisphere.

The yellow areas are the reflections through the Earth's center of land masses of the opposite (Western) hemisphere.

Geographically, the antipodes of Britain and Ireland are in the Pacific Ocean, south of New Zealand.

This gave rise to the name of the Antipodes Islands of New Zealand, which are close to the antipode of London.

The antipodes of Australia are in the North Atlantic Ocean, while parts of Spain, Portugal, and Morocco are antipodal to New Zealand.

Christ would either have appeared a second time, in the antipodes, or left the damned irredeemable.

The earliest surviving account by a European who had visited the Southern Hemisphere is that of Marco Polo (who, on his way home in 1292, sailed south of the Malay Peninsula).

He noted that it was impossible to see the star Polaris from there.

This relation holds true whether the Earth is approximated as a perfect sphere or as a reference ellipsoid.

In terms of the usual way these geographic coordinates are given, this transformation can be expressed symbolically as that is, for the latitude (the North/South coordinate) the magnitude of the angle remains the same but N is changed to S and vice versa, and for the longitude (the East/West coordinate) the angle is replaced by its supplementary angle while E is exchanged for W.

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