139th meridian west

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139th meridian west

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

From Pole to Pole[edit]

Starting at the North Pole and heading south to the South Pole, the 139th meridian west passes through:

Co-ordinates Country, territory or sea Notes
90°0′N 139°0′W / 90.000°N 139.000°W / 90.000; -139.000 (Arctic Ocean) Arctic Ocean
73°57′N 139°0′W / 73.950°N 139.000°W / 73.950; -139.000 (Beaufort Sea) Beaufort Sea
69°38′N 139°0′W / 69.633°N 139.000°W / 69.633; -139.000 (Canada)  Canada YukonHerschel Island
69°34′N 139°0′W / 69.567°N 139.000°W / 69.567; -139.000 (Beaufort Sea) Beaufort Sea Mackenzie Bay
69°26′N 139°0′W / 69.433°N 139.000°W / 69.433; -139.000 (Canada)  Canada Yukon
British Columbia — for about 2 km from 60°0′N 139°0′W / 60.000°N 139.000°W / 60.000; -139.000 (British Columbia)
59°59′N 139°0′W / 59.983°N 139.000°W / 59.983; -139.000 (United States)  United States Alaska
59°16′N 139°0′W / 59.267°N 139.000°W / 59.267; -139.000 (Pacific Ocean) Pacific Ocean Passing just west of Fatu Huku island,  French Polynesia (at 9°26′S 138°56′W / 9.433°S 138.933°W / -9.433; -138.933 (Fatu Huku))
9°42′S 139°0′W / 9.700°S 139.000°W / -9.700; -139.000 (French Polynesia)  French Polynesia Hiva Oa island
9°49′S 139°0′W / 9.817°S 139.000°W / -9.817; -139.000 (Pacific Ocean) Pacific Ocean Passing just east of Tahuata island,  French Polynesia (at 9°56′S 139°2′W / 9.933°S 139.033°W / -9.933; -139.033 (Tahuata))
Passing just west of Mohotani island,  French Polynesia (at 9°58′S 138°51′W / 9.967°S 138.850°W / -9.967; -138.850 (Mohotani))
Passing just west of Puka-Puka atoll,  French Polynesia (at 14°48′S 138°51′W / 14.800°S 138.850°W / -14.800; -138.850 (Puka-Puka))
Passing just east of Akiaki atoll,  French Polynesia (at 18°34′S 138°51′W / 18.567°S 138.850°W / -18.567; -138.850 (Akiaki))
Passing just west of Vahitahi atoll,  French Polynesia (at 18°47′S 138°52′W / 18.783°S 138.867°W / -18.783; -138.867 (Vahitahi))
Passing just west of Nukutavake island,  French Polynesia (at 19°17′S 138°49′W / 19.283°S 138.817°W / -19.283; -138.817 (Nukutavake))
Passing just east of Vairaatea atoll,  French Polynesia (at 19°20′S 139°11′W / 19.333°S 139.183°W / -19.333; -139.183 (Vairaatea))
Passing just east of Vanavana atoll,  French Polynesia (at 20°46′S 139°7′W / 20.767°S 139.117°W / -20.767; -139.117 (Vairaatea))
21°51′S 139°0′W / 21.850°S 139.000°W / -21.850; -139.000 (French Polynesia)  French Polynesia Moruroa atoll
21°53′S 139°0′W / 21.883°S 139.000°W / -21.883; -139.000 (Pacific Ocean) Pacific Ocean Passing just west of Fangataufa atoll,  French Polynesia (at 22°13′S 138°48′W / 22.217°S 138.800°W / -22.217; -138.800 (Fangataufa))
60°0′S 139°0′W / 60.000°S 139.000°W / -60.000; -139.000 (Southern Ocean) Southern Ocean
75°12′S 139°0′W / 75.200°S 139.000°W / -75.200; -139.000 (Antarctica) Antarctica Unclaimed territory

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