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It's very easy, and a quick google search for 'antipode' and 'map' will find sites that find it for you. For example, Antipodes Map either detects your location, or you can enter one, and it'll show you on a zoomable map where your antipodal destination is. Unfortunately as shown by the map above, only about 15% of land territory is antipodal to other ...
Mt Greylock, the highest point of Massachusetts provides a view of at least 5 states. Vermont New Hampshire New York Massachusetts Connecticut Hiking to the top gives one a sense of real accomplishment and the 360 degree vistas are your well earned rewards. North into Vermont/New Hampshire, south into lower Mass./northern Connecticut, east ...
Yes the lat/lon coordinates are your friend. Lets assume the following coordinates are yours: S 9° 17' 42", W 51° 19' 17". You are 9 degrees south of the equator. Your antipode will be 9 degrees to the North. Just replace the S by the N and you have the latitude of your antipode (N 9° 17' 42''). You are 51° 19' 17" away from the Greenwich line. Which mean ...
I just found the right tool for you (SUN TIMES), it does exactly what you want, it shows the path along with the day/night status in the exact position of the aircraft. It is a Windows Application (from the days they used to call it program), click on the Aviation --> Flight Plotter menu. Here is a screenshot (the large red dot is the plane): And to ...
Rock City, Lookout Mountain, GA. There were signs all over the Midwest (and probably South, and East, etc) for decades that claimed you could see seven states from Lookout Mountain, GA. I honestly doubt this was ever the case, but the jury may still be out.
The four corners area would be one spot where you would be guaranteed to see four states (New Mexico, Arizona, Utah, Colorado). It already is a tourist attraction. Perhaps there may be a spot in the Appalachian Mountains in southern part of New Hampshire or Vermont, where on a really clear day you might be able to see five states. But this is just a guess ...
Use the Map Tunneling Tool. Unfortunately you won't reach any islands in Japan unless you live close to the Uruguay border.
Find a globe. Put your arms out front with the forefingers pointing in. You are now a human calliper. Bring the arms together to nip the globe such that the left finger touches home. The right finger is now on the target. Rotating the globe might help, unless you're a gymnast.
While Four Corners would be the only one where 4 states visibility is guaranteed, on a clear day you can see 4 states from the Skydeck of Willis (Sears) Tower in Chicago: On a clear day, you can see four states – Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin and Michigan. Visibility from the Skydeck is approximately 40-50 miles (65 – 80 kilometers).
Wolfram Alpha could help here as well. For example, typing in antipode of London, UK shows a map with a point south of New Zealand.
Both sunset and sunrise move east to west. When it's the wee hours of the morning in Brazil, the sunrise is east of you, in Europe where it's already morning, and headed your way with 3 or 4 hours to reach you if you stood still. Since you're flying east, you're flying in darkness towards the sunrise. Once you reach it, over the Atlantic, you'll be flying in ...
The western half of what you're looking at would fall well within the range usually referred to as Allgäu - here is a 'map' of the outlines of that region as used in today's tourism industry, covering both Germany and Austria although originally Allgäu was a part of the German Oberschwaben, see here. The Austrian areas are part of (Nord)Tirol - a map with ...
I think the solution to this puzzle depends on small, mountainous countries. Switzerland tourism claims that you can see 6 countries from Säntis: Switzerland, Germany, Austria, Liechtenstein, France and Italy. http://www.myswitzerland.com/en-us/saentis-schwaegalp2.html
The Google Earth application makes this really easy, no searching or math required. Just choose tools->ruler. Zoom in on your home and click to begin measuring. Zoom out and rotate the globe until the ruler starts spinning around the globe in circles. Zoom in on that spot and keep moving the ruler until you're as close as you want to get, then note the ...
The Four Corners Monument... The Navajo Nation cordially welcomes you to one of our most unique landmarks - The Four Corners. This is the only place in the United States where four states intersect at one point: Arizona, New Mexico, Utah and Colorado. This location is very remote as you will experience when visiting. The original marker ...
The Wrekin in Shropshire... Shropshire, Staffordshire, Lancashire, Gloucestershire, West Midlands, with Greater Manchester County if you count it as distinct from Lancashire. The Wrekin /ˈriːkɨn/ is a hill in east Shropshire, England. It is located some 7 km (4.3 mi) west of Telford, on the border between the unitary authorities of Shropshire and ...
You can use Google Earth to calculate this: Assume a great circle path Search for the start and end locations and draw a great circle between them Switch on the day/night function Move the date/time slider to the particular time of the flight at departure, then move it to landing (If I remember, I will add screenshots later today)
According to the website HeyWhatsThat, you can see seven countries from the summit of Ljuboten on the Kosovo-Macedonia border. The countries are: Kosovo Macedonia Albania (several peaks) Serbia (several peaks) Greece (at least one peak, Vitsi) Bulgaria (some scattered areas) Montenegro (at least one peak on the border and some scattered areas within ...
I'll take a stab at answering this. The near-quadripoint works, you can see four countries. I've been there myself: http://babakfakhamzadeh.com/article/from-zambia-to-botswana-nearly-a-quadripoint But, there are a few more candidates. The Wakhan corridor (in Afghanistan, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wakhan_Corridor) is so narrow (8 miles at its ...
If you consider a man-made tower there was Wonder Tower in Genoa, Colorado (now closed) in Eastern Colorado that you could see 6 States - Colorado, Kansas, Nebraska, Wyoming, New Mexico and South Dakota: http://ourjourney.info/MyJourneyDestinations/WonderTower.asp http://www.roadsideamerica.com/story/2050
From the top of Mt Rogers (highest point VA) in ideal viewing conditions, one can see 5 states; VA, WV, KY, TN & NC The furthest is KY about 70 miles away. Mt rogers is a very popular spot for hikers (on the Appalachian trail) and horse riders, but no road access.
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