147th meridian east

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147th meridian east

The meridian 147° east of Greenwich is a line of longitude that extends from the North Pole across the Arctic Ocean, Asia, the Pacific Ocean, Australasia, the Southern Ocean, and Antarctica to the South Pole.

The 147th meridian east forms a great circle with the 33rd meridian west.

From Pole to Pole[edit]

Starting at the North Pole and heading south to the South Pole, the 147th meridian east passes through:

Co-ordinates Country, territory or sea Notes
90°0′N 147°0′E / 90.000°N 147.000°E / 90.000; 147.000 (Arctic Ocean) Arctic Ocean
76°37′N 147°0′E / 76.617°N 147.000°E / 76.617; 147.000 (East Siberian Sea) East Siberian Sea
75°19′N 147°0′E / 75.317°N 147.000°E / 75.317; 147.000 (Russia)  Russia Island of New Siberia
75°3′N 147°0′E / 75.050°N 147.000°E / 75.050; 147.000 (East Siberian Sea) East Siberian Sea
72°14′N 147°0′E / 72.233°N 147.000°E / 72.233; 147.000 (Russia)  Russia
59°22′N 147°0′E / 59.367°N 147.000°E / 59.367; 147.000 (Sea of Okhotsk) Sea of Okhotsk
44°35′N 147°0′E / 44.583°N 147.000°E / 44.583; 147.000 (Kuril Islands) Kuril Islands Island of Iturup, administered by  Russia, but claimed by  Japan
44°27′N 147°0′E / 44.450°N 147.000°E / 44.450; 147.000 (Pacific Ocean) Pacific Ocean Passing just east of Shikotan island, Kuril Islands (at 43°50′N 146°55′E / 43.833°N 146.917°E / 43.833; 146.917 (Shikotan))
Passing just west of Satawal island,  Federated States of Micronesia (at 7°21′N 147°2′E / 7.350°N 147.033°E / 7.350; 147.033 (Satawal))
1°58′S 147°0′E / 1.967°S 147.000°E / -1.967; 147.000 (Papua New Guinea)  Papua New Guinea Manus Island
2°12′S 147°0′E / 2.200°S 147.000°E / -2.200; 147.000 (Pacific Ocean) Pacific Ocean Bismarck Sea
5°15′S 147°0′E / 5.250°S 147.000°E / -5.250; 147.000 (Papua New Guinea)  Papua New Guinea Long Island
5°22′S 147°0′E / 5.367°S 147.000°E / -5.367; 147.000 (Pacific Ocean) Pacific Ocean Bismarck Sea
5°56′S 147°0′E / 5.933°S 147.000°E / -5.933; 147.000 (Papua New Guinea)  Papua New Guinea
6°44′S 147°0′E / 6.733°S 147.000°E / -6.733; 147.000 (Solomon Sea) Solomon Sea Huon Gulf
7°0′S 147°0′E / 7.000°S 147.000°E / -7.000; 147.000 (Papua New Guinea)  Papua New Guinea
9°18′S 147°0′E / 9.300°S 147.000°E / -9.300; 147.000 (Coral Sea) Coral Sea
19°15′S 147°0′E / 19.250°S 147.000°E / -19.250; 147.000 (Australia)  Australia Queensland
New South Wales — from 29°0′S 147°0′E / 29.000°S 147.000°E / -29.000; 147.000 (New South Wales)
Victoria — from 36°5′S 147°0′E / 36.083°S 147.000°E / -36.083; 147.000 (Victoria)
38°32′S 147°0′E / 38.533°S 147.000°E / -38.533; 147.000 (Bass Strait) Bass Strait Passing just east of Hogan Island, Tasmania,  Australia (at 39°13′S 146°59′E / 39.217°S 146.983°E / -39.217; 146.983 (Hogan Island))
40°59′S 147°0′E / 40.983°S 147.000°E / -40.983; 147.000 (Australia)  Australia Tasmania
43°26′S 147°0′E / 43.433°S 147.000°E / -43.433; 147.000 (Pacific Ocean) Pacific Ocean Australian authorities consider this to be part of the Southern Ocean[1][2]
60°0′S 147°0′E / 60.000°S 147.000°E / -60.000; 147.000 (Southern Ocean) Southern Ocean
67°54′S 147°0′E / 67.900°S 147.000°E / -67.900; 147.000 (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.