Point Nemo

Point Memo

You can’t get farther away from land than ‘Point Nemo.’

Want to get away from it all?

You can’t do better than a point in the Pacific Ocean popularly known as ‘Point Nemo,’ named after the famous submarine sailor from Jules Verne’s Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea.

This remote oceanic location is 2,688 kilometers from the nearest land—Ducie Island, part of the Pitcairn Islands, to the north; Motu Nui, one of the Easter Islands, to the northeast; and Maher Island, part of Antarctica, to the south.

This image from Google Earth shows the coordinates of Point Nemo. Google Earth also displays a subtle message 'written' on the sea floor. Can you spot it?

This image from Google Earth shows the coordinates of Point Nemo. Google Earth also displays a subtle message ‘written’ on the sea floor. Can you spot it?

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