Come on over to the other side...of the Bermuda Triangle!
When you visit the coastal region of Western Australia you are standing on the Antipode (opposite side) of the Bermuda Triangle!
If the earth were a glass ball and you were able to see through it to the other side what would you find directly beneath your feet? The Island of Bermuda is almost directly opposite Fremantle, Rottnest Island (Perth Metro Area). The Triangle includes the greater part of the West Australian coastline. When visiting this region of Western Australia you are literally on the 'Other Side' of the infamous Bermuda Triangle!
About the geography of Antipodal positions on a spherical planet
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The antipodes of any place on the Earth is the place which is diametrically opposite it — so situated that a line drawn from the one to the other passes through the centre of the Earth and forms a true diameter. For example, the antipodes of New Zealand's North Island lies in Spain. Most of the earth's land surfaces have ocean at its antipodes, this being a consequence of most land being in the northern hemisphere.
An antipodal point is sometimes called an antipode, a back-formation from the Greek plural antipodes, whose singular in Greek is antipous.
The antipodes of any place on Earth must be distant from it by 180° of longitude, and must be as many degrees to the north of the equator as the original is to the south; in other words, the latitudes are numerically equal, but one is north and the other south. The map shown above is based on this relationship; it shows a Lambert azimuthal equal-area projection map of the Earth, in pink, overlaid on which is another map, in blue, shifted horizontally by 180° of longitude and inverted about the equator with respect to latitude. This map allows the antipodes of any point on the Earth to be easily located.
Noon at the one place is midnight at the other (although daylight saving and irregularly-shaped time zones affect this in most places); seasonally, the longest day at one point corresponds to the shortest day at the other, and midwinter at one point is contemporaneous with midsummer at the other.
In the calculation of days and nights, midnight on the one side may be regarded as corresponding to the noon either of the previous or of the following day. If a voyager sails eastward, and thus anticipates the sun, his dating will be twelve hours in advance, while the reckoning of another who has been sailing westward will be as much in arrears. There will thus be a difference of twenty-four hours between the two when they meet. To avoid the confusion of dates which would thus arise, it is necessary to determine a meridian at which dates should be brought into agreement, known as the International Date Line.
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The infamous Bermuda Triangle, known for macabre events and unexplainaed disappearances, encompasses a region of the west Atlantic ocean of the coast of the United States. The triangle is roughly defined by three points: Miami, Florida, Puerto Rico and the island of Bermuda (the northern apex). This region of claims some of the deepest water in the world's oceans. While many of the mysterious events have had explaination, some have not.
The antipodal postion (opposite side) of the Bermuda Triangle is located in the Indian Ocean and includes a majority of the Western Australian coastline from approximately