123rd meridian east

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123rd meridian east

The meridian 123° east of Greenwich is a line of longitude that extends from the North Pole across the Arctic Ocean, Asia, the Pacific Ocean, the Indian Ocean, Australia, the Southern Ocean, and Antarctica to the South Pole.

The 123rd meridian east forms a great circle with the 57th meridian west.

From Pole to Pole[edit]

Starting at the North Pole and heading south to the South Pole, the 123rd meridian east passes through:

Co-ordinates Country, territory or sea Notes
90°0′N 123°0′E / 90.000°N 123.000°E / 90.000; 123.000 (Arctic Ocean) Arctic Ocean
78°2′N 123°0′E / 78.033°N 123.000°E / 78.033; 123.000 (Laptev Sea) Laptev Sea546Y
72°57′N 123°0′E / 72.950°N 123.000°E / 72.950; 123.000 (Russia)  Russia
53°30′N 123°0′E / 53.500°N 123.000°E / 53.500; 123.000 (China)  People's Republic of China Heilongjiang
Inner Mongolia — from 51°17′N 123°0′E / 51.283°N 123.000°E / 51.283; 123.000 (Inner Mongolia)
Heilongjiang — from 47°43′N 123°0′E / 47.717°N 123.000°E / 47.717; 123.000 (Heilongjiang)
Inner Mongolia — from 46°42′N 123°0′E / 46.700°N 123.000°E / 46.700; 123.000 (Inner Mongolia)
Jilin — from 46°6′N 123°0′E / 46.100°N 123.000°E / 46.100; 123.000 (Jilin)
Inner Mongolia — from 44°29′N 123°0′E / 44.483°N 123.000°E / 44.483; 123.000 (Inner Mongolia)
Liaoning — from 42°44′N 123°0′E / 42.733°N 123.000°E / 42.733; 123.000 (Liaoning)
39°40′N 123°0′E / 39.667°N 123.000°E / 39.667; 123.000 (Yellow Sea) Yellow Sea Passing just east of the Shandong Peninsula,  People's Republic of China (at 37°23′N 122°42′E / 37.383°N 122.700°E / 37.383; 122.700 (Shandong Peninsula))
33°17′N 123°0′E / 33.283°N 123.000°E / 33.283; 123.000 (East China Sea) East China Sea Passing just east of the Zhoushan archipelago,  People's Republic of China (at 30°25′N 122°56′E / 30.417°N 122.933°E / 30.417; 122.933 (Zhoushan))
24°28′N 123°0′E / 24.467°N 123.000°E / 24.467; 123.000 (Japan)  Japan Island of Yonaguni
24°26′N 123°0′E / 24.433°N 123.000°E / 24.433; 123.000 (Pacific Ocean) Pacific Ocean Philippine Sea
14°7′N 123°0′E / 14.117°N 123.000°E / 14.117; 123.000 (Philippines)  Philippines Island of Luzon
13°31′N 123°0′E / 13.517°N 123.000°E / 13.517; 123.000 (Ragay Gulf) Ragay Gulf
13°9′N 123°0′E / 13.150°N 123.000°E / 13.150; 123.000 (Philippines)  Philippines Island of Burias
13°0′N 123°0′E / 13.000°N 123.000°E / 13.000; 123.000 (Sibuyan Sea) Sibuyan Sea
11°30′N 123°0′E / 11.500°N 123.000°E / 11.500; 123.000 (Philippines)  Philippines Island of Panay
11°5′N 123°0′E / 11.083°N 123.000°E / 11.083; 123.000 (Guimaras Strait) Guimaras Strait
10°55′N 123°0′E / 10.917°N 123.000°E / 10.917; 123.000 (Philippines)  Philippines Island of Negros
9°3′N 123°0′E / 9.050°N 123.000°E / 9.050; 123.000 (Sulu Sea) Sulu Sea
8°25′N 123°0′E / 8.417°N 123.000°E / 8.417; 123.000 (Philippines)  Philippines Island of Mindanao
7°28′N 123°0′E / 7.467°N 123.000°E / 7.467; 123.000 (Celebes Sea) Celebes Sea
0°58′N 123°0′E / 0.967°N 123.000°E / 0.967; 123.000 (Indonesia)  Indonesia Island of Sulawesi (Minahassa Peninsula)
0°30′N 123°0′E / 0.500°N 123.000°E / 0.500; 123.000 (Gulf of Tomini) Gulf of Tomini
0°37′S 123°0′E / 0.617°S 123.000°E / -0.617; 123.000 (Indonesia)  Indonesia Island of Sulawesi (East Peninsula)
0°54′S 123°0′E / 0.900°S 123.000°E / -0.900; 123.000 (Peleng Straits) Peleng Straits
1°12′S 123°0′E / 1.200°S 123.000°E / -1.200; 123.000 (Indonesia)  Indonesia Island of Peleng
1°31′S 123°0′E / 1.517°S 123.000°E / -1.517; 123.000 (Banda Sea) Banda Sea Passing just west of the island of Manui,  Indonesia (at 3°35′S 123°2′E / 3.583°S 123.033°E / -3.583; 123.033 (Manui))
4°0′S 123°0′E / 4.000°S 123.000°E / -4.000; 123.000 (Indonesia)  Indonesia Island of Wowoni
4°12′S 123°0′E / 4.200°S 123.000°E / -4.200; 123.000 (Banda Sea) Banda Sea Passing just east of the island of Sulawesi,  Indonesia (at 4°19′S 122°54′E / 4.317°S 122.900°E / -4.317; 122.900 (Sulawesi))
4°23′S 123°0′E / 4.383°S 123.000°E / -4.383; 123.000 (Indonesia)  Indonesia Island of Buton
4°56′S 123°0′E / 4.933°S 123.000°E / -4.933; 123.000 (Banda Sea) Banda Sea
5°9′S 123°0′E / 5.150°S 123.000°E / -5.150; 123.000 (Indonesia)  Indonesia Island of Buton
5°23′S 123°0′E / 5.383°S 123.000°E / -5.383; 123.000 (Banda Sea) Banda Sea
8°17′S 123°0′E / 8.283°S 123.000°E / -8.283; 123.000 (Indonesia)  Indonesia Islands of Flores, Adonara and Solor
8°30′S 123°0′E / 8.500°S 123.000°E / -8.500; 123.000 (Savu Sea) Savu Sea
10°44′S 123°0′E / 10.733°S 123.000°E / -10.733; 123.000 (Indonesia)  Indonesia Island of Rote
10°52′S 123°0′E / 10.867°S 123.000°E / -10.867; 123.000 (Indian Ocean) Indian Ocean
12°14′S 123°0′E / 12.233°S 123.000°E / -12.233; 123.000 (Australia)  Australia Ashmore and Cartier Islands
12°17′S 123°0′E / 12.283°S 123.000°E / -12.283; 123.000 (Indian Ocean) Indian Ocean
16°23′S 123°0′E / 16.383°S 123.000°E / -16.383; 123.000 (Australia)  Australia Western Australia
33°52′S 123°0′E / 33.867°S 123.000°E / -33.867; 123.000 (Indian Ocean) Indian Ocean Australian authorities consider this to be part of the Southern Ocean[1][2]
60°0′S 123°0′E / 60.000°S 123.000°E / -60.000; 123.000 (Southern Ocean) Southern Ocean
66°40′S 123°0′E / 66.667°S 123.000°E / -66.667; 123.000 (Antarctica) Antarctica Australian Antarctic Territory, claimed by  Australia

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Darby, Andrew (22 December 2003). "Canberra all at sea over position of Southern Ocean". The Age. Retrieved 13 January 2013. 
  2. ^ "Indian Ocean". Encyclopaedia Britannica. Retrieved 13 January 2013.