128th meridian east

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128th meridian east

The meridian 128° 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 128th meridian east forms a great circle with the 52nd meridian west.

From Pole to Pole[edit]

Starting at the North Pole and heading south to the South Pole, the 128th meridian east passes through:

Co-ordinates Country, territory or sea Notes
90°0′N 128°0′E / 90.000°N 128.000°E / 90.000; 128.000 (Arctic Ocean) Arctic Ocean
77°28′N 128°0′E / 77.467°N 128.000°E / 77.467; 128.000 (Laptev Sea) Laptev Sea
73°25′N 128°0′E / 73.417°N 128.000°E / 73.417; 128.000 (Russia)  Russia Islands of the Lena Delta and the mainland
49°35′N 128°0′E / 49.583°N 128.000°E / 49.583; 128.000 (China)  People's Republic of China Heilongjiang
Jilin — from 44°3′N 128°0′E / 44.050°N 128.000°E / 44.050; 128.000 (Jilin)
41°26′N 128°0′E / 41.433°N 128.000°E / 41.433; 128.000 (North Korea)  North Korea
40°3′N 128°0′E / 40.050°N 128.000°E / 40.050; 128.000 (Sea of Japan) Sea of Japan
38°51′N 128°0′E / 38.850°N 128.000°E / 38.850; 128.000 (North Korea)  North Korea
38°19′N 128°0′E / 38.317°N 128.000°E / 38.317; 128.000 (South Korea)  South Korea Mainland and the islands of Changseon and Namhae
34°42′N 128°0′E / 34.700°N 128.000°E / 34.700; 128.000 (East China Sea) East China Sea
27°5′N 128°0′E / 27.083°N 128.000°E / 27.083; 128.000 (Japan)  Japan Island of Iheya
27°3′N 128°0′E / 27.050°N 128.000°E / 27.050; 128.000 (East China Sea) East China Sea
26°42′N 128°0′E / 26.700°N 128.000°E / 26.700; 128.000 (Japan)  Japan Island of Okinawa
26°29′N 128°0′E / 26.483°N 128.000°E / 26.483; 128.000 (Pacific Ocean) Pacific Ocean Philippine Sea
2°12′N 128°0′E / 2.200°N 128.000°E / 2.200; 128.000 (Indonesia)  Indonesia Island of Halmahera
2°5′N 128°0′E / 2.083°N 128.000°E / 2.083; 128.000 (Halmahera Sea) Halmahera Sea
1°48′N 128°0′E / 1.800°N 128.000°E / 1.800; 128.000 (Indonesia)  Indonesia Island of Halmahera
1°18′N 128°0′E / 1.300°N 128.000°E / 1.300; 128.000 (Kao Bay) Kao Bay
1°6′N 128°0′E / 1.100°N 128.000°E / 1.100; 128.000 (Indonesia)  Indonesia Island of Halmahera
0°28′N 128°0′E / 0.467°N 128.000°E / 0.467; 128.000 (Halmahera Sea) Halmahera Sea
0°19′S 128°0′E / 0.317°S 128.000°E / -0.317; 128.000 (Indonesia)  Indonesia Island of Halmahera
0°41′S 128°0′E / 0.683°S 128.000°E / -0.683; 128.000 (Molucca Sea) Molucca Sea
1°31′S 128°0′E / 1.517°S 128.000°E / -1.517; 128.000 (Indonesia)  Indonesia Island of Obira
1°43′S 128°0′E / 1.717°S 128.000°E / -1.717; 128.000 (Ceram Sea) Ceram Sea
3°4′S 128°0′E / 3.067°S 128.000°E / -3.067; 128.000 (Indonesia)  Indonesia Islands of Seram and Ambon
3°46′S 128°0′E / 3.767°S 128.000°E / -3.767; 128.000 (Banda Sea) Banda Sea
8°9′S 128°0′E / 8.150°S 128.000°E / -8.150; 128.000 (Indonesia)  Indonesia Island of Moa
8°15′S 128°0′E / 8.250°S 128.000°E / -8.250; 128.000 (Timor Sea) Timor Sea
14°34′S 128°0′E / 14.567°S 128.000°E / -14.567; 128.000 (Australia)  Australia Western Australia
32°5′S 128°0′E / 32.083°S 128.000°E / -32.083; 128.000 (Indian Ocean) Indian Ocean Australian authorities consider this to be part of the Southern Ocean[1][2]
60°0′S 128°0′E / 60.000°S 128.000°E / -60.000; 128.000 (Southern Ocean) Southern Ocean
67°2′S 128°0′E / 67.033°S 128.000°E / -67.033; 128.000 (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.