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Such an argument was forwarded by the Spanish theologian Alonso Tostado as late as the 15th century and "St.Augustine doubts" was a response to Columbus's proposal to sail westwards to the Indies.The author of the Norwegian book Konungs Skuggsjá, from around 1250, discusses the existence of antipodes.He notes that (if they exist) they will see the sun in the north in the middle of the day and that they will have seasons opposite those of the Northern Hemisphere.
Noon at one place is midnight at the other (ignoring daylight saving time and irregularly shaped time zones) and, with the exception of the tropics, the longest day at one point corresponds to the shortest day at the other, and midwinter at one point coincides with midsummer at the other.There is a general paucity of antipodal land because the Southern hemisphere has fairly little land, and of that, the antipodes of Australia are in the North Atlantic Ocean, while the antipodes of Africa are in the Pacific Ocean.For example, the antipodes of New Zealand's lower North Island lie in Spain.In this sense, Antipodes first entered English in 1398 in a translation of the 13th century De Proprietatibus Rerum by Bartholomeus Anglicus, translated by John of Trevisa: (In Modern English: Yonder in Ethiopia are the Antipodes, men that have their feet against our feet.) Pomponius Mela, the first Roman geographer, asserted that the earth had two habitable zones, a North and South one, but that it would be impossible to get into contact with each other because of the unbearable heat at the equator.From the time of St Augustine, the Christian church was skeptical of the notion.
a bahuvrihi referring to hypothetical people living on the opposite side of the Earth.