144th meridian west

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144th meridian west

The meridian 144° 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 144th meridian west forms a great circle with the 36th meridian east.

From Pole to Pole[edit]

Starting at the North Pole and heading south to the South Pole, the 144th meridian west passes through:

Co-ordinates Country, territory or sea Notes
90°0′N 144°0′W / 90.000°N 144.000°W / 90.000; -144.000 (Arctic Ocean) Arctic Ocean
73°13′N 144°0′W / 73.217°N 144.000°W / 73.217; -144.000 (Beaufort Sea) Beaufort Sea
70°6′N 144°0′W / 70.100°N 144.000°W / 70.100; -144.000 (United States)  United States AlaskaArey Island and the mainland
60°1′N 144°0′W / 60.017°N 144.000°W / 60.017; -144.000 (Pacific Ocean) Pacific Ocean Passing just west of Makemo atoll,  French Polynesia (at 16°30′S 143°59′W / 16.500°S 143.983°W / -16.500; -143.983 (Makemo))
Passing just east of Hiti atoll,  French Polynesia (at 16°44′S 144°3′W / 16.733°S 144.050°W / -16.733; -144.050 (Hiti))
60°0′S 144°0′W / 60.000°S 144.000°W / -60.000; -144.000 (Southern Ocean) Southern Ocean
75°31′S 144°0′W / 75.517°S 144.000°W / -75.517; -144.000 (Antarctica) Antarctica Unclaimed territory

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