145th meridian west

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145th meridian west

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

From Pole to Pole[edit]

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

Co-ordinates Country, territory or sea Notes
90°0′N 145°0′W / 90.000°N 145.000°W / 90.000; -145.000 (Arctic Ocean) Arctic Ocean
73°4′N 145°0′W / 73.067°N 145.000°W / 73.067; -145.000 (Beaufort Sea) Beaufort Sea
69°59′N 145°0′W / 69.983°N 145.000°W / 69.983; -145.000 (United States)  United States Alaska
60°25′N 145°0′W / 60.417°N 145.000°W / 60.417; -145.000 (Pacific Ocean) Pacific Ocean
14°25′S 145°0′W / 14.417°S 145.000°W / -14.417; -145.000 (French Polynesia)  French Polynesia Takaroa atoll
14°30′S 145°0′W / 14.500°S 145.000°W / -14.500; -145.000 (Pacific Ocean) Pacific Ocean Passing just east of Takapoto atoll,  French Polynesia (at 14°36′S 145°8′W / 14.600°S 145.133°W / -14.600; -145.133 (Takapoto))
Passing just east of Kauehi atoll,  French Polynesia (at 15°55′S 145°3′W / 15.917°S 145.050°W / -15.917; -145.050 (Kauehi))
16°6′S 145°0′W / 16.100°S 145.000°W / -16.100; -145.000 (French Polynesia)  French Polynesia Raraka atoll
16°9′S 145°0′W / 16.150°S 145.000°W / -16.150; -145.000 (Pacific Ocean) Pacific Ocean Passing just east of Faaite atoll,  French Polynesia (at 16°44′S 145°4′W / 16.733°S 145.067°W / -16.733; -145.067 (Faaite))
Passing just west of Tahanea atoll,  French Polynesia (at 16°49′S 144°58′W / 16.817°S 144.967°W / -16.817; -144.967 (Tahanea))
Passing just west of Hereheretue atoll,  French Polynesia (at 19°53′S 144°59′W / 19.883°S 144.983°W / -19.883; -144.983 (Hereheretue))
60°0′S 145°0′W / 60.000°S 145.000°W / -60.000; -145.000 (Southern Ocean) Southern Ocean
75°27′S 145°0′W / 75.450°S 145.000°W / -75.450; -145.000 (Antarctica) Antarctica Unclaimed territory

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