137th meridian west

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137th meridian west

The meridian 137° 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 137th meridian west forms a great circle with the 43rd meridian east.

From Pole to Pole[edit]

Starting at the North Pole and heading south to the South Pole, the 137th meridian west passes through:

Co-ordinates Country, territory or sea Notes
90°0′N 137°0′W / 90.000°N 137.000°W / 90.000; -137.000 (Arctic Ocean) Arctic Ocean
74°15′N 137°0′W / 74.250°N 137.000°W / 74.250; -137.000 (Beaufort Sea) Beaufort Sea
68°55′N 137°0′W / 68.917°N 137.000°W / 68.917; -137.000 (Canada)  Canada Yukon
British Columbia — from 60°0′N 137°0′W / 60.000°N 137.000°W / 60.000; -137.000 (British Columbia)
59°5′N 137°0′W / 59.083°N 137.000°W / 59.083; -137.000 (United States)  United States Alaska
58°25′N 137°0′W / 58.417°N 137.000°W / 58.417; -137.000 (Pacific Ocean) Pacific Ocean
18°18′S 137°0′W / 18.300°S 137.000°W / -18.300; -137.000 (French Polynesia)  French Polynesia Pukarua atoll
18°22′S 137°0′W / 18.367°S 137.000°W / -18.367; -137.000 (Pacific Ocean) Pacific Ocean Passing just west of Tenararo atoll,  French Polynesia (at 21°18′S 136°45′W / 21.300°S 136.750°W / -21.300; -136.750 (Tenararo))
Passing just east of Morane atoll,  French Polynesia (at 23°9′S 137°6′W / 23.150°S 137.100°W / -23.150; -137.100 (Morane))
60°0′S 137°0′W / 60.000°S 137.000°W / -60.000; -137.000 (Southern Ocean) Southern Ocean
74°43′S 137°0′W / 74.717°S 137.000°W / -74.717; -137.000 (Antarctica) Antarctica Unclaimed territory

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