139th meridian east

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139th meridian east

The meridian 139° 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.

The 139th meridian east forms a great circle with the 41st meridian west.

From Pole to Pole[edit]

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

Co-ordinates Country, territory or sea Notes
90°0′N 139°0′E / 90.000°N 139.000°E / 90.000; 139.000 (Arctic Ocean) Arctic Ocean
76°12′N 139°0′E / 76.200°N 139.000°E / 76.200; 139.000 (Russia)  Russia Kotelny Island, New Siberian Islands
74°39′N 139°0′E / 74.650°N 139.000°E / 74.650; 139.000 (Laptev Sea) Laptev Sea
71°35′N 139°0′E / 71.583°N 139.000°E / 71.583; 139.000 (Russia)  Russia
57°9′N 139°0′E / 57.150°N 139.000°E / 57.150; 139.000 (Sea of Okhotsk) Sea of Okhotsk
54°13′N 139°0′E / 54.217°N 139.000°E / 54.217; 139.000 (Russia)  Russia
47°21′N 139°0′E / 47.350°N 139.000°E / 47.350; 139.000 (Sea of Japan) Sea of Japan
37°54′N 139°0′E / 37.900°N 139.000°E / 37.900; 139.000 (Japan)  Japan Island of Honshū
34°43′N 139°0′E / 34.717°N 139.000°E / 34.717; 139.000 (Pacific Ocean) Pacific Ocean Passing just west of the island of Kōzushima,  Japan (at 34°11′N 139°7′E / 34.183°N 139.117°E / 34.183; 139.117 (Kōzushima))
1°58′S 139°0′E / 1.967°S 139.000°E / -1.967; 139.000 (Indonesia)  Indonesia Islands of New Guinea, Yos Sudarso and New Guinea again
8°12′S 139°0′E / 8.200°S 139.000°E / -8.200; 139.000 (Arafura Sea) Arafura Sea
11°42′S 139°0′E / 11.700°S 139.000°E / -11.700; 139.000 (Gulf of Carpentaria) Gulf of Carpentaria Passing just west of Mornington Island,  Australia (at 16°38′N 139°9′E / 16.633°N 139.150°E / 16.633; 139.150 (Mornington Island))
16°53′S 139°0′E / 16.883°S 139.000°E / -16.883; 139.000 (Australia)  Australia Queensland
South Australia — from 26°0′N 139°0′E / 26.000°N 139.000°E / 26.000; 139.000 (South Australia)
35°37′S 139°0′E / 35.617°S 139.000°E / -35.617; 139.000 (Indian Ocean) Indian Ocean Australian authorities consider this to be part of the Southern Ocean[1][2]
60°0′S 139°0′E / 60.000°S 139.000°E / -60.000; 139.000 (Southern Ocean) Southern Ocean
66°33′S 139°0′E / 66.550°S 139.000°E / -66.550; 139.000 (Antarctica) Antarctica Adélie Land, claimed by  France

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.