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Niue

7.0 km (4.3 miles) NW of Alofi, Niue
Approx. altitude: 0 m (0 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest OpenStreeMap ConfluenceNavigator)
Antipode: 19°N 10°E

Accuracy: 8.9 km (5.5 mi)
Quality: good

Click on any of the images for the full-sized picture.

#2: Another view of the coast of Niue, 8.86 km from the confluence point (which lies off the left-hand side of this photo) #3: My GPS receiver - as close as I could get to the point #4: My GPS receiver - as close as I could get to the point #5: My GPS receiver - as close as I could get to the point #6: A drone’s eye view of Niue from 18.9839°S 169.9375°W, at ~50 m above the ocean. The confluence point is about 7 km farther away than this, but a shipboard view from the point might be similar. #7: Niue’s capital ‘city’ of Alofi, just a few km away.

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  19°S 170°W (incomplete) 

#1: This ocean landing (lined with native outrigger canoes) is the closest I got to the confluence point - in the ocean on the right-hand side of this photo - 8.86 km away

(visited by Ross Finlayson)

20-Nov-2018 -- I spent three days on vacation in Niue - the world’s second least-populous nation. (Niue’s population is only about 1,700; only the Vatican City has fewer people.) Niue is a large coral island in the tropical South Pacific. Unfortunately there’s no Degree Confluence Point on the island itself; however this point lies off its west coast - almost 9 km away.

I would have liked to have flown my drone out to the point, but an 18 km round-trip flight was probably beyond its capability. I did, however, fly my drone 3 km out into the ocean, to get a view of Niue that might be similar to that visible to anyone who’s fortunate enough to visit this point by ship.


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#1: This ocean landing (lined with native outrigger canoes) is the closest I got to the confluence point - in the ocean on the right-hand side of this photo - 8.86 km away
#2: Another view of the coast of Niue, 8.86 km from the confluence point (which lies off the left-hand side of this photo)
#3: My GPS receiver - as close as I could get to the point
#4: My GPS receiver - as close as I could get to the point
#5: My GPS receiver - as close as I could get to the point
#6: A drone’s eye view of Niue from 18.9839°S 169.9375°W, at ~50 m above the ocean. The confluence point is about 7 km farther away than this, but a shipboard view from the point might be similar.
#7: Niue’s capital ‘city’ of Alofi, just a few km away.
ALL: All pictures on one page
  Notes
In the ocean, but with a view of Niue