140th meridian east

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140th meridian east

The meridian 140° 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 140th meridian east forms a great circle with the 40th meridian west.

From Pole to Pole[edit]

Starting at the North Pole and heading south to the South Pole, the 140th meridian east passes through:

Co-ordinates Country, territory or sea Notes
90°0′N 140°0′E / 90.000°N 140.000°E / 90.000; 140.000 (Arctic Ocean) Arctic Ocean
75°57′N 140°0′E / 75.950°N 140.000°E / 75.950; 140.000 (Russia)  Russia Island of Kotelny, New Siberian Islands
74°54′N 140°0′E / 74.900°N 140.000°E / 74.900; 140.000 (Laptev Sea) Laptev Sea
73°26′N 140°0′E / 73.433°N 140.000°E / 73.433; 140.000 (Russia)  Russia Island of Great Lyakhovsky, New Siberian Islands
73°20′N 140°0′E / 73.333°N 140.000°E / 73.333; 140.000 (Laptev Sea) Laptev Sea
72°29′N 140°0′E / 72.483°N 140.000°E / 72.483; 140.000 (Russia)  Russia
57°42′N 140°0′E / 57.700°N 140.000°E / 57.700; 140.000 (Sea of Okhotsk) Sea of Okhotsk
54°6′N 140°0′E / 54.100°N 140.000°E / 54.100; 140.000 (Russia)  Russia
48°20′N 140°0′E / 48.333°N 140.000°E / 48.333; 140.000 (Sea of Japan) Sea of Japan
42°41′N 140°0′E / 42.683°N 140.000°E / 42.683; 140.000 (Japan)  Japan Island of Hokkaidō
— Hokkaidō Prefecture
42°7′N 140°0′E / 42.117°N 140.000°E / 42.117; 140.000 (Sea of Japan) Sea of Japan
41°38′N 140°0′E / 41.633°N 140.000°E / 41.633; 140.000 (Japan)  Japan Island of Hokkaidō
— Hokkaidō Prefecture
41°32′N 140°0′E / 41.533°N 140.000°E / 41.533; 140.000 (Sea of Japan) Sea of Japan
40°44′N 140°0′E / 40.733°N 140.000°E / 40.733; 140.000 (Japan)  Japan Island of Honshū
Aomori Prefecture
Akita Prefecture — from 40°25′N 140°0′E / 40.417°N 140.000°E / 40.417; 140.000 (Akita)
39°51′N 140°0′E / 39.850°N 140.000°E / 39.850; 140.000 (Sea of Japan) Sea of Japan
39°20′N 140°0′E / 39.333°N 140.000°E / 39.333; 140.000 (Japan)  Japan Island of Honshū
— Akita Prefecture
Yamagata Prefecture — from 39°6′N 140°0′E / 39.100°N 140.000°E / 39.100; 140.000 (Yamagata)
Fukushima Prefecture — from 37°45′N 140°0′E / 37.750°N 140.000°E / 37.750; 140.000 (Fukushima)
Tochigi Prefecture — from 37°8′N 140°0′E / 37.133°N 140.000°E / 37.133; 140.000 (Tochigi)
Ibaraki Prefecture — from 36°22′N 140°0′E / 36.367°N 140.000°E / 36.367; 140.000 (Ibaraki)
Chiba Prefecture — from 35°54′N 140°0′E / 35.900°N 140.000°E / 35.900; 140.000 (Chiba)
35°39′N 140°0′E / 35.650°N 140.000°E / 35.650; 140.000 (Tokyo Bay) Tokyo Bay
35°28′N 140°0′E / 35.467°N 140.000°E / 35.467; 140.000 (Japan)  Japan Island of Honshū
— Chiba Prefecture (Bōsō Peninsula)
35°1′N 140°0′E / 35.017°N 140.000°E / 35.017; 140.000 (Pacific Ocean) Pacific Ocean Passing just east of the island of Hachijōjima,  Japan (at 33°5′N 139°52′E / 33.083°N 139.867°E / 33.083; 139.867 (Hachijōjima))
Passing just east of the island of Aogashima (at 32°27′N 139°47′E / 32.450°N 139.783°E / 32.450; 139.783 (Aogashima))
Passing through the Bayonnaise Rocks,  Japan (at 31°55′N 139°0′E / 31.917°N 139.000°E / 31.917; 139.000 (Bayonnaise Rocks))
Passing just west of Smith Island,  Japan (at 31°26′N 140°2′E / 31.433°N 140.033°E / 31.433; 140.033 (Smith Island))
Passing just west of Tori Shima,  Japan (at 30°29′N 140°18′E / 30.483°N 140.300°E / 30.483; 140.300 (Tori Shima))
Passing just east of Ulithi Atoll,  Federated States of Micronesia (at 9°55′N 139°34′E / 9.917°N 139.567°E / 9.917; 139.567 (Ulithi Atoll))
2°21′S 140°0′E / 2.350°S 140.000°E / -2.350; 140.000 (Indonesia)  Indonesia Island of New Guinea
8°14′S 140°0′E / 8.233°S 140.000°E / -8.233; 140.000 (Arafura Sea) Arafura Sea
11°22′S 140°0′E / 11.367°S 140.000°E / -11.367; 140.000 (Gulf of Carpentaria) Gulf of Carpentaria
17°43′S 140°0′E / 17.717°S 140.000°E / -17.717; 140.000 (Australia)  Australia Queensland
South Australia — from 26°0′S 140°0′E / 26.000°S 140.000°E / -26.000; 140.000 (South Australia)
37°29′S 140°0′E / 37.483°S 140.000°E / -37.483; 140.000 (Indian Ocean) Indian Ocean Australian authorities consider this to be part of the Southern Ocean[1][2]
60°0′S 140°0′E / 60.000°S 140.000°E / -60.000; 140.000 (Southern Ocean) Southern Ocean
66°42′S 140°0′E / 66.700°S 140.000°E / -66.700; 140.000 (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.