147th meridian west

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147th meridian west

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

From Pole to Pole[edit]

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

Co-ordinates Country, territory or sea Notes
90°0′N 147°0′W / 90.000°N 147.000°W / 90.000; -147.000 (Arctic Ocean) Arctic Ocean
72°47′N 147°0′W / 72.783°N 147.000°W / 72.783; -147.000 (Beaufort Sea) Beaufort Sea
70°18′N 147°0′W / 70.300°N 147.000°W / 70.300; -147.000 (United States)  United States Alaska — the Stockton Islands
70°17′N 147°0′W / 70.283°N 147.000°W / 70.283; -147.000 (Beaufort Sea) Beaufort Sea
70°9′N 147°0′W / 70.150°N 147.000°W / 70.150; -147.000 (United States)  United States Alaska
60°56′N 147°0′W / 60.933°N 147.000°W / 60.933; -147.000 (Prince William Sound) Prince William Sound Passing just east of Glacier Island, Alaska,  United States (at 60°53′N 147°5′W / 60.883°N 147.083°W / 60.883; -147.083 (Glacier Island))
60°18′N 147°0′W / 60.300°N 147.000°W / 60.300; -147.000 (United States)  United States AlaskaMontague Island
60°15′N 147°0′W / 60.250°N 147.000°W / 60.250; -147.000 (Pacific Ocean) Pacific Ocean Passing just west of Arutua atoll,  French Polynesia (at 15°17′S 146°53′W / 15.283°S 146.883°W / -15.283; -146.883 (Arutua))
Passing just west of Kaukura atoll,  French Polynesia (at 15°39′S 146°53′W / 15.650°S 146.883°W / -15.650; -146.883 (Arutua))
60°0′S 147°0′W / 60.000°S 147.000°W / -60.000; -147.000 (Southern Ocean) Southern Ocean
76°0′S 147°0′W / 76.000°S 147.000°W / -76.000; -147.000 (Antarctica) Antarctica Unclaimed territory

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