127th meridian east

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127th meridian east

The meridian 127° east of Greenwich is a line of longitude that extends from the North Pole across the Arctic Ocean, Asia, Australia, the Indian Ocean, the Southern Ocean, and Antarctica to the South Pole.

The 127th meridian east forms a great circle with the 53rd meridian west.

From Pole to Pole[edit]

Starting at the North Pole and heading south to the South Pole, the 127th meridian east passes through:

Co-ordinates Country, territory or sea Notes
90°0′N 127°0′E / 90.000°N 127.000°E / 90.000; 127.000 (Arctic Ocean) Arctic Ocean
77°34′N 127°0′E / 77.567°N 127.000°E / 77.567; 127.000 (Laptev Sea) Laptev Sea
73°27′N 127°0′E / 73.450°N 127.000°E / 73.450; 127.000 (Russia)  Russia Sakha Republic — islands of the Lena Delta and the mainland
Amur Oblast — from 55°42′N 127°0′E / 55.700°N 127.000°E / 55.700; 127.000 (Amur Oblast)
51°0′N 127°0′E / 51.000°N 127.000°E / 51.000; 127.000 (China)  People's Republic of China Heilongjiang
Jilin — from 45°0′N 127°0′E / 45.000°N 127.000°E / 45.000; 127.000 (Jilin)
Heilongjiang — for about 10 km from 44°47′N 127°0′E / 44.783°N 127.000°E / 44.783; 127.000 (Heilongjiang)
Jilin — from 44°43′N 127°0′E / 44.717°N 127.000°E / 44.717; 127.000 (Jilin)
41°45′N 127°0′E / 41.750°N 127.000°E / 41.750; 127.000 (North Korea)  North Korea Jagang Province
Yanggang Province
South Hamgyeong Province
South Pyeongan Province
South Hamgyeong Province
Gangwon Province
38°13′N 127°0′E / 38.217°N 127.000°E / 38.217; 127.000 (South Korea)  South Korea

Gyeonggi Province
Passing through Seoul
Gyeonggi Province - Passing through of Suwon
South Chungcheong Province
North Jeolla Province - Passing just west of Jeonju
South Jeolla Province
Passing just east of Gwangju
South Jeolla Province

34°18′N 127°0′E / 34.300°N 127.000°E / 34.300; 127.000 (East China Sea) East China Sea Passing just east of the island of Jeju-do,  South Korea (at 33°27′N 126°57′E / 33.450°N 126.950°E / 33.450; 126.950 (Jeju-do))
Passing just west of the island of Tonakijima, Okinawa Prefecture,  Japan (at 26°22′N 127°8′E / 26.367°N 127.133°E / 26.367; 127.133 (Tonakijuma))
Passing just east of the island of Kumejima, Okinawa Prefecture,  Japan (at 26°20′N 126°49′E / 26.333°N 126.817°E / 26.333; 126.817 (Kumejima))
25°45′N 127°0′E / 25.750°N 127.000°E / 25.750; 127.000 (Pacific Ocean) Pacific Ocean Philippine Sea — passing just east of the Talaud Islands,  Indonesia (at 4°16′N 126°55′E / 4.267°N 126.917°E / 4.267; 126.917 (Talaud Islands))
4°17′N 127°0′E / 4.283°N 127.000°E / 4.283; 127.000 (Molucca Sea) Molucca Sea Passing just west of the island of Latalata,  Indonesia (at 0°16′S 127°1′E / 0.267°S 127.017°E / -0.267; 127.017 (Latalata))
Passing just west of the island of Kasiruta,  Indonesia (at 0°26′S 127°5′E / 0.433°S 127.083°E / -0.433; 127.083 (Kasiruta))
1°43′S 127°0′E / 1.717°S 127.000°E / -1.717; 127.000 (Ceram Sea) Ceram Sea
3°9′S 127°0′E / 3.150°S 127.000°E / -3.150; 127.000 (Indonesia)  Indonesia Island of Buru
3°43′S 127°0′E / 3.717°S 127.000°E / -3.717; 127.000 (Banda Sea) Banda Sea Passing just east of the island of Wetar,  Indonesia (at 7°43′S 126°50′E / 7.717°S 126.833°E / -7.717; 126.833 (Wetar))
Passing just west of the island of Kisar,  Indonesia (at 8°2′S 127°8′E / 8.033°S 127.133°E / -8.033; 127.133 (Kisar))
8°20′S 127°0′E / 8.333°S 127.000°E / -8.333; 127.000 (Timor-Leste)  Timor-Leste
8°41′S 127°0′E / 8.683°S 127.000°E / -8.683; 127.000 (Timor Sea) Timor Sea
13°46′S 127°0′E / 13.767°S 127.000°E / -13.767; 127.000 (Australia)  Australia Western Australia
32°18′S 127°0′E / 32.300°S 127.000°E / -32.300; 127.000 (Indian Ocean) Indian Ocean Australian authorities consider this to be part of the Southern Ocean[1][2]
60°0′S 127°0′E / 60.000°S 127.000°E / -60.000; 127.000 (Southern Ocean) Southern Ocean
66°31′S 127°0′E / 66.517°S 127.000°E / -66.517; 127.000 (Antarctica) 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.