138th meridian east
The meridian 138° east of Greenwich is a line of longitude that extends from the North Pole across the Arctic Ocean, Asia, the Pacific Ocean, Australasia, the Indian Ocean, the Southern Ocean, and Antarctica to the South Pole.
In Australia, the border between the Northern Territory and Queensland approximates the meridian. The border runs north from Poeppel Corner at a bearing of 359° 59' 30", reaching the Gulf of Gulf of Carpentaria several hundred metres west of the meridian.
From Pole to Pole
Co-ordinates Country, territory or sea Notes Arctic Ocean Russia Kotelny Island, New Siberian Islands Laptev Sea Russia Yarok Island and the mainland Sea of Okhotsk Russia Bolshoy Shantar Island Sea of Okhotsk Russia Sea of Japan Japan Island of Honshū Pacific Ocean Passing just west of Yap island, Federated States of Micronesia (at ) Indonesia Island of New Guinea Arafura Sea Indonesia Island of Yos Sudarso Arafura Sea Gulf of Carpentaria Australia Northern Territory / Queensland border (approximately)
South Australia — from
Gulf Saint Vincent Australia South Australia — Kangaroo Island Indian Ocean Australian authorities consider this to be part of the Southern Ocean Southern Ocean Antarctica Adélie Land, claimed by France
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- Darby, Andrew (22 December 2003). "Canberra all at sea over position of Southern Ocean". The Age. Retrieved 13 January 2013.
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