138th meridian west

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138th meridian west

The meridian 138° 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 138th meridian west forms a great circle with the 42nd meridian east.

From Pole to Pole[edit]

Starting at the North Pole and heading south to the South Pole, the 138th meridian west passes through:

Co-ordinates Country, territory or sea Notes
90°0′N 138°0′W / 90.000°N 138.000°W / 90.000; -138.000 (Arctic Ocean) Arctic Ocean
74°6′N 138°0′W / 74.100°N 138.000°W / 74.100; -138.000 (Beaufort Sea) Beaufort Sea
69°7′N 138°0′W / 69.117°N 138.000°W / 69.117; -138.000 (Canada)  Canada Yukon
British Columbia — from 60°0′N 138°0′W / 60.000°N 138.000°W / 60.000; -138.000 (British Columbia)
59°27′N 138°0′W / 59.450°N 138.000°W / 59.450; -138.000 (United States)  United States Alaska
58°55′N 138°0′W / 58.917°N 138.000°W / 58.917; -138.000 (Pacific Ocean) Pacific Ocean
60°0′S 138°0′W / 60.000°S 138.000°W / -60.000; -138.000 (Southern Ocean) Southern Ocean
75°6′S 138°0′W / 75.100°S 138.000°W / -75.100; -138.000 (Antarctica) Antarctica Unclaimed territory

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