123rd meridian west

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123rd meridian west

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

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

From Pole to Pole[edit]

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

Co-ordinates Country, territory or sea Notes
90°0′N 123°0′W / 90.000°N 123.000°W / 90.000; -123.000 (Arctic Ocean) Arctic Ocean
76°6′N 123°0′W / 76.100°N 123.000°W / 76.100; -123.000 (Canada)  Canada Northwest TerritoriesPrince Patrick Island
76°1′N 123°0′W / 76.017°N 123.000°W / 76.017; -123.000 (M'Clure Strait) M'Clure Strait
74°27′N 123°0′W / 74.450°N 123.000°W / 74.450; -123.000 (Canada)  Canada Northwest TerritoriesBanks Island
71°5′N 123°0′W / 71.083°N 123.000°W / 71.083; -123.000 (Amundsen Gulf) Amundsen Gulf
69°49′N 123°0′W / 69.817°N 123.000°W / 69.817; -123.000 (Canada)  Canada Northwest Territories — passing through the Great Bear Lake
British Columbia — from 60°0′N 123°0′W / 60.000°N 123.000°W / 60.000; -123.000 (British Columbia), passing just east of Vancouver (at 49°15′N 123°0′W / 49.250°N 123.000°W / 49.250; -123.000 (Vancouver))
49°4′N 123°0′W / 49.067°N 123.000°W / 49.067; -123.000 (Boundary Bay) Boundary Bay
48°40′N 123°0′W / 48.667°N 123.000°W / 48.667; -123.000 (United States)  United States WashingtonOrcas Island, Shaw Island and San Juan Island
48°27′N 123°0′W / 48.450°N 123.000°W / 48.450; -123.000 (Strait of Juan de Fuca) Strait of Juan de Fuca
48°5′N 123°0′W / 48.083°N 123.000°W / 48.083; -123.000 (United States)  United States Washington
Oregon — from 46°8′N 123°0′W / 46.133°N 123.000°W / 46.133; -123.000 (Oregon), passing through Salem (at 44°56′N 123°0′W / 44.933°N 123.000°W / 44.933; -123.000 (Salem))
California — from 42°1′N 123°0′W / 42.017°N 123.000°W / 42.017; -123.000 (California)
38°18′N 123°0′W / 38.300°N 123.000°W / 38.300; -123.000 (Pacific Ocean) Pacific Ocean
48°5′N 123°0′W / 48.083°N 123.000°W / 48.083; -123.000 (United States)  United States CaliforniaPoint Reyes
38°0′N 123°0′W / 38.000°N 123.000°W / 38.000; -123.000 (Pacific Ocean) Pacific Ocean
37°42′N 123°0′W / 37.700°N 123.000°W / 37.700; -123.000 (United States)  United States CaliforniaSoutheast Farallon Island
37°42′N 123°0′W / 37.700°N 123.000°W / 37.700; -123.000 (Pacific Ocean) Pacific Ocean
60°0′S 123°0′W / 60.000°S 123.000°W / -60.000; -123.000 (Southern Ocean) Southern Ocean
73°41′S 123°0′W / 73.683°S 123.000°W / -73.683; -123.000 (Antarctica) Antarctica Unclaimed territory

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