124th meridian east

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124th meridian east

The meridian 124° 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 124th meridian east forms a great circle with the 56th meridian west.

From Pole to Pole[edit]

Starting at the North Pole and heading south to the South Pole, the 124th meridian east passes through:

Co-ordinates Country, territory or sea Notes
90°0′N 124°0′E / 90.000°N 124.000°E / 90.000; 124.000 (Arctic Ocean) Arctic Ocean
77°55′N 124°0′E / 77.917°N 124.000°E / 77.917; 124.000 (Laptev Sea) Laptev Sea
73°48′N 124°0′E / 73.800°N 124.000°E / 73.800; 124.000 (Russia)  Russia Islands of the Lena Delta and mainland
53°25′N 124°0′E / 53.417°N 124.000°E / 53.417; 124.000 (China)  People's Republic of China Heilongjiang
Inner Mongolia — from 51°15′N 124°0′E / 51.250°N 124.000°E / 51.250; 124.000 (Inner Mongolia)
Heilongjiang — from 48°23′N 124°0′E / 48.383°N 124.000°E / 48.383; 124.000 (Heilongjiang)
Jilin — from 45°54′N 124°0′E / 45.900°N 124.000°E / 45.900; 124.000 (Jilin)
Liaoning — from 43°17′N 124°0′E / 43.283°N 124.000°E / 43.283; 124.000 (Liaoning)
39°48′N 124°0′E / 39.800°N 124.000°E / 39.800; 124.000 (Yellow Sea) Yellow Sea
33°17′N 124°0′E / 33.283°N 124.000°E / 33.283; 124.000 (East China Sea) East China Sea
24°20′N 124°0′E / 24.333°N 124.000°E / 24.333; 124.000 (Japan)  Japan Islands of Kohamajima and Kuroshima
24°13′N 124°0′E / 24.217°N 124.000°E / 24.217; 124.000 (Pacific Ocean) Pacific Ocean Philippine Sea — passing just east of the island of Luzon,  Philippines (at 13°43′N 123°58′E / 13.717°N 123.967°E / 13.717; 123.967 (Luzon))
— passing just west of the island of Catanduanes,  Philippines (at 13°39′N 124°1′E / 13.650°N 124.017°E / 13.650; 124.017 (Catanduanes))
13°17′N 124°0′E / 13.283°N 124.000°E / 13.283; 124.000 (Philippines)  Philippines Agutaya Island
13°13′N 124°0′E / 13.217°N 124.000°E / 13.217; 124.000 (Albay Gulf) Albay Gulf
13°5′N 124°0′E / 13.083°N 124.000°E / 13.083; 124.000 (Philippines)  Philippines Island of Luzon
12°33′N 124°0′E / 12.550°N 124.000°E / 12.550; 124.000 (Samar Sea) Samar Sea
12°2′N 124°0′E / 12.033°N 124.000°E / 12.033; 124.000 (Philippines)  Philippines Island of Masbate
11°48′N 124°0′E / 11.800°N 124.000°E / 11.800; 124.000 (Visayan Sea) Visayan Sea
11°16′N 124°0′E / 11.267°N 124.000°E / 11.267; 124.000 (Philippines)  Philippines Islands of Cebu and Mactan
10°17′N 124°0′E / 10.283°N 124.000°E / 10.283; 124.000 (Cebu Strait) Cebu Strait
9°58′N 124°0′E / 9.967°N 124.000°E / 9.967; 124.000 (Philippines)  Philippines Island of Bohol
9°36′N 124°0′E / 9.600°N 124.000°E / 9.600; 124.000 (Bohol Sea) Bohol Sea
8°11′N 124°0′E / 8.183°N 124.000°E / 8.183; 124.000 (Philippines)  Philippines Island of Mindanao
7°38′N 124°0′E / 7.633°N 124.000°E / 7.633; 124.000 (Celebes Sea) Celebes Sea Illana Bay
7°3′N 124°0′E / 7.050°N 124.000°E / 7.050; 124.000 (Philippines)  Philippines Island of Mindanao
6°48′N 124°0′E / 6.800°N 124.000°E / 6.800; 124.000 (Celebes Sea) Celebes Sea
0°53′N 124°0′E / 0.883°N 124.000°E / 0.883; 124.000 (Indonesia)  Indonesia Island of Sulawesi (Minahassa Peninsula)
0°22′N 124°0′E / 0.367°N 124.000°E / 0.367; 124.000 (Molucca Sea) Molucca Sea
1°49′S 124°0′E / 1.817°S 124.000°E / -1.817; 124.000 (Indonesia)  Indonesia Island of Timpaus
1°51′S 124°0′E / 1.850°S 124.000°E / -1.850; 124.000 (Banda Sea) Banda Sea
5°45′S 124°0′E / 5.750°S 124.000°E / -5.750; 124.000 (Indonesia)  Indonesia Tukangbesi Islands
5°58′S 124°0′E / 5.967°S 124.000°E / -5.967; 124.000 (Banda Sea) Banda Sea
8°20′S 124°0′E / 8.333°S 124.000°E / -8.333; 124.000 (Indonesia)  Indonesia Island of Pantar
8°25′S 124°0′E / 8.417°S 124.000°E / -8.417; 124.000 (Savu Sea) Savu Sea
9°20′S 124°0′E / 9.333°S 124.000°E / -9.333; 124.000 (Indonesia)  Indonesia Island of Timor
10°16′S 124°0′E / 10.267°S 124.000°E / -10.267; 124.000 (Timor Sea) Timor Sea
11°45′S 124°0′E / 11.750°S 124.000°E / -11.750; 124.000 (Indian Ocean) Indian Ocean
16°15′S 124°0′E / 16.250°S 124.000°E / -16.250; 124.000 (Australia)  Australia Western Australia
33°26′S 124°0′E / 33.433°S 124.000°E / -33.433; 124.000 (Indian Ocean) Indian Ocean Australian authorities consider this to be part of the Southern Ocean[1][2]
60°0′S 124°0′E / 60.000°S 124.000°E / -60.000; 124.000 (Southern Ocean) Southern Ocean
66°9′S 124°0′E / 66.150°S 124.000°E / -66.150; 124.000 (Australia) Antarctica Australian Antarctic Territory, claimed by  Australia

See also[edit]

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.