145th meridian east

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145th meridian east

The meridian 145° 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 145th meridian east forms a great circle with the 35th meridian west.

From Pole to Pole[edit]

Starting at the North Pole and heading south to the South Pole, the 145th meridian east passes through:

Co-ordinates Country, territory or sea Notes
90°0′N 145°0′E / 90.000°N 145.000°E / 90.000; 145.000 (Arctic Ocean) Arctic Ocean
75°37′N 145°0′E / 75.617°N 145.000°E / 75.617; 145.000 (Russia)  Russia Faddeyevsky Island, New Siberian Islands
75°27′N 145°0′E / 75.450°N 145.000°E / 75.450; 145.000 (East Siberian Sea) East Siberian Sea
72°35′N 145°0′E / 72.583°N 145.000°E / 72.583; 145.000 (Russia)  Russia
59°22′N 145°0′E / 59.367°N 145.000°E / 59.367; 145.000 (Sea of Okhotsk) Sea of Okhotsk Passing just east of the island of Sakhalin,  Russia (at 48°39′N 144°45′E / 48.650°N 144.750°E / 48.650; 144.750 (Sakhalin))
44°4′N 145°0′E / 44.067°N 145.000°E / 44.067; 145.000 (Japan)  Japan Island of Hokkaidō
42°59′N 145°0′E / 42.983°N 145.000°E / 42.983; 145.000 (Pacific Ocean) Pacific Ocean Passing just east of Farallon de Pajaros island,  Northern Mariana Islands (at 20°32′N 144°54′E / 20.533°N 144.900°E / 20.533; 144.900 (Farallon de Pajaros))
Passing just west of Rota island,  Northern Mariana Islands (at 14°7′N 145°7′E / 14.117°N 145.117°E / 14.117; 145.117 (Rota))
Passing just east of  Guam (at 13°35′N 144°57′E / 13.583°N 144.950°E / 13.583; 144.950 (Guam))
Passing just west of the Hermit Islands,  Papua New Guinea (at 1°33′S 145°1′E / 1.550°S 145.017°E / -1.550; 145.017 (Hermit Islands)) and into the Bismarck Sea
4°3′S 145°0′E / 4.050°S 145.000°E / -4.050; 145.000 (Papua New Guinea)  Papua New Guinea Island of Manam
4°7′S 145°0′E / 4.117°S 145.000°E / -4.117; 145.000 (Pacific Ocean) Pacific Ocean Bismarck Sea
4°19′S 145°0′E / 4.317°S 145.000°E / -4.317; 145.000 (Papua New Guinea)  Papua New Guinea
7°49′S 145°0′E / 7.817°S 145.000°E / -7.817; 145.000 (Coral Sea) Coral Sea Passing just east of Howick Island, Queensland,  Australia (at 14°30′S 144°59′E / 14.500°S 144.983°E / -14.500; 144.983 (Howick Island))
14°45′S 145°0′E / 14.750°S 145.000°E / -14.750; 145.000 (Australia)  Australia Queensland
New South Wales — from 29°0′S 145°0′E / 29.000°S 145.000°E / -29.000; 145.000 (New South Wales)
Victoria — from 35°51′S 145°0′E / 35.850°S 145.000°E / -35.850; 145.000 (Victoria), passing through Melbourne (at 37°50′S 144°55′E / 37.833°S 144.917°E / -37.833; 144.917 (Melbourne))
37°57′S 145°0′E / 37.950°S 145.000°E / -37.950; 145.000 (Port Phillip Bay) Port Phillip Bay
38°16′S 145°0′E / 38.267°S 145.000°E / -38.267; 145.000 (Australia)  Australia VictoriaMornington Peninsula
38°29′S 145°0′E / 38.483°S 145.000°E / -38.483; 145.000 (Bass Strait) Bass Strait Passing just east of Three Hummock Island, Tasmania,  Australia (at 40°25′S 144°58′E / 40.417°S 144.967°E / -40.417; 144.967 (Three Hummock Island))
40°41′S 145°0′E / 40.683°S 145.000°E / -40.683; 145.000 (Australia)  Australia TasmaniaRobbins Island and the Tasmanian mainland
41°46′S 145°0′E / 41.767°S 145.000°E / -41.767; 145.000 (Indian Ocean) Indian Ocean Australian authorities consider this to be part of the Southern Ocean[1][2]
60°0′S 145°0′E / 60.000°S 145.000°E / -60.000; 145.000 (Southern Ocean) Southern Ocean
67°0′S 145°0′E / 67.000°S 145.000°E / -67.000; 145.000 (Antarctica) Antarctica Australian Antarctic Territory, claimed by  Australia

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.