156th meridian east

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156th meridian east

The meridian 156° 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 156th meridian east forms a great circle with the 24th meridian west.

From Pole to Pole[edit]

Starting at the North Pole and heading south to the South Pole, the 156th meridian east passes through:

Co-ordinates Country, territory or sea Notes
90°0′N 156°0′E / 90.000°N 156.000°E / 90.000; 156.000 (Arctic Ocean) Arctic Ocean
77°5′N 156°0′E / 77.083°N 156.000°E / 77.083; 156.000 (East Siberian Sea) East Siberian Sea
71°5′N 156°0′E / 71.083°N 156.000°E / 71.083; 156.000 (Russia)  Russia
60°57′N 156°0′E / 60.950°N 156.000°E / 60.950; 156.000 (Sea of Okhotsk) Sea of Okhotsk Shelikhov Gulf
56°42′N 156°0′E / 56.700°N 156.000°E / 56.700; 156.000 (Russia)  Russia Kamchatka Peninsula
53°35′N 156°0′E / 53.583°N 156.000°E / 53.583; 156.000 (Sea of Okhotsk) Sea of Okhotsk
50°45′N 156°0′E / 50.750°N 156.000°E / 50.750; 156.000 (Russia)  Russia Kuril Islands — island of Paramushir
50°23′N 156°0′E / 50.383°N 156.000°E / 50.383; 156.000 (Pacific Ocean) Pacific Ocean Passing just east of Bougainville Island,  Papua New Guinea (at 6°42′S 155°57′E / 6.700°S 155.950°E / -6.700; 155.950 (Bougainville Island))
6°47′S 156°0′E / 6.783°S 156.000°E / -6.783; 156.000 (Papua New Guinea)  Solomon Islands Ovau Island
6°49′S 156°0′E / 6.817°S 156.000°E / -6.817; 156.000 (Solomon Sea) Solomon Sea Passing just west of Fauro Island,  Solomon Islands (at 6°58′S 156°1′E / 6.967°S 156.017°E / -6.967; 156.017 (Fauro Island))
Passing just east of Shortland Island,  Solomon Islands (at 7°2′S 155°51′E / 7.033°S 155.850°E / -7.033; 155.850 (Shortland Island))
11°46′S 156°0′E / 11.767°S 156.000°E / -11.767; 156.000 (Coral Sea) Coral Sea Passing through the Coral Sea Islands Territory,  Australia
29°58′S 156°0′E / 29.967°S 156.000°E / -29.967; 156.000 (Pacific Ocean) Pacific Ocean
60°0′S 156°0′E / 60.000°S 156.000°E / -60.000; 156.000 (Southern Ocean) Southern Ocean
69°0′S 156°0′E / 69.000°S 156.000°E / -69.000; 156.000 (Antarctica) Antarctica Australian Antarctic Territory, claimed by  Australia

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