157th meridian east

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157th meridian east

The meridian 157° 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 157th meridian east forms a great circle with the 23rd meridian west.

From Pole to Pole[edit]

Starting at the North Pole and heading south to the South Pole, the 157th meridian east passes through:

Co-ordinates Country, territory or sea Notes
90°0′N 157°0′E / 90.000°N 157.000°E / 90.000; 157.000 (Arctic Ocean) Arctic Ocean Passing just east of Henrietta Island,  Russia (at 77°6′N 156°43′E / 77.100°N 156.717°E / 77.100; 156.717 (Henrietta Island))
77°2′N 157°0′E / 77.033°N 157.000°E / 77.033; 157.000 (East Siberian Sea) East Siberian Sea
71°5′N 157°0′E / 71.083°N 157.000°E / 71.083; 157.000 (Russia)  Russia
61°35′N 157°0′E / 61.583°N 157.000°E / 61.583; 157.000 (Sea of Okhotsk) Sea of Okhotsk Shelikhov Gulf
57°51′N 157°0′E / 57.850°N 157.000°E / 57.850; 157.000 (Russia)  Russia Kamchatka Peninsula
51°5′N 157°0′E / 51.083°N 157.000°E / 51.083; 157.000 (Pacific Ocean) Pacific Ocean
4°42′S 157°0′E / 4.700°S 157.000°E / -4.700; 157.000 (Papua New Guinea)  Papua New Guinea Takuu atoll
4°48′S 157°0′E / 4.800°S 157.000°E / -4.800; 157.000 (Pacific Ocean) Pacific Ocean
6°53′S 157°0′E / 6.883°S 157.000°E / -6.883; 157.000 (Solomon Islands)  Solomon Islands Choiseul Island
7°16′S 157°0′E / 7.267°S 157.000°E / -7.267; 157.000 (New Georgia Sound) New Georgia Sound
7°52′S 157°0′E / 7.867°S 157.000°E / -7.867; 157.000 (Solomon Islands)  Solomon Islands Island of Kolombangara
8°6′S 157°0′E / 8.100°S 157.000°E / -8.100; 157.000 (Solomon Sea) Solomon Sea Passing just west of Vonavona Island,  Solomon Islands (at 8°11′N 157°0′E / 8.183°N 157.000°E / 8.183; 157.000 (Vonavona Island))
11°47′S 157°0′E / 11.783°S 157.000°E / -11.783; 157.000 (Coral Sea) Coral Sea
29°57′S 157°0′E / 29.950°S 157.000°E / -29.950; 157.000 (Pacific Ocean) Pacific Ocean
60°0′S 157°0′E / 60.000°S 157.000°E / -60.000; 157.000 (Southern Ocean) Southern Ocean
69°12′S 157°0′E / 69.200°S 157.000°E / -69.200; 157.000 (Antarctica) Antarctica Australian Antarctic Territory, claimed by  Australia

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