What’s on the Exact Opposite Side of the World From Fort Collins?
Take a look at the ground under your feet in Northern Colorado. Have you ever wondered what is on the exact opposite side of the Earth from where you are?
If you dig through the dirt of the Earth's crust, upper mantle, lower mantle, outer core, and inner core, then do it all again in the opposite order, you'll come out on the other side of the earth.
According to NASA, you'd have to dig through nearly 8,000 miles of planet earth to get to the other side. The term for this is called an antipode. By definition, an antipode is the direct opposite side of something. Thanks to the site Antipodes Map, all we had to do is type in Fort Collins, Colorado and we found our exact opposite on planet earth.
What's directly on the other side of the world from Fort Collins, Colorado?
Grab a shovel, we're digging an 8,000-mile-long hole to the opposite side of the earth.
After all of that theoretical digging to the other side of the earth, you are only going to find millions and millions of gallons of water in the Indian Ocean.
The closest body of land is two small islands, Saint Paul Island and Amsterdam Island. These two islands are located in the geographical center between, Australia, Antarctica, and Africa according to Wikipedia.
These islands located in the Indian Ocean are breeding grounds for two species of penguins:
The Gentoo Penguin
The Northern Rockhopper Penguin
I don't know about you, but I found this to be pretty interesting. Even if we did end up in a gigantic body of water.