157th meridian west

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157th meridian west

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

From Pole to Pole[edit]

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

Co-ordinates Country, territory or sea Notes
90°0′N 157°0′W / 90.000°N 157.000°W / 90.000; -157.000 (Arctic Ocean) Arctic Ocean
71°12′N 157°0′W / 71.200°N 157.000°W / 71.200; -157.000 (United States)  United States Alaska
56°54′N 157°0′W / 56.900°N 157.000°W / 56.900; -157.000 (Pacific Ocean) Pacific Ocean
56°33′N 157°0′W / 56.550°N 157.000°W / 56.550; -157.000 (United States)  United States AlaskaSutwik Island
56°32′N 157°0′W / 56.533°N 157.000°W / 56.533; -157.000 (Pacific Ocean) Pacific Ocean Passing just west of the Semidi Islands, Alaska,  United States (at 56°11′N 156°49′W / 56.183°N 156.817°W / 56.183; -156.817 (Semidi Islands))
21°11′N 157°0′W / 21.183°N 157.000°W / 21.183; -157.000 (United States)  United States HawaiiMolokai island
21°5′N 157°0′W / 21.083°N 157.000°W / 21.083; -157.000 (Pacific Ocean) Pacific Ocean Kalohi Channel
20°56′N 157°0′W / 20.933°N 157.000°W / 20.933; -157.000 (United States)  United States HawaiiLanai island
20°50′N 157°0′W / 20.833°N 157.000°W / 20.833; -157.000 (Pacific Ocean) Pacific Ocean
60°0′S 157°0′W / 60.000°S 157.000°W / -60.000; -157.000 (Southern Ocean) Southern Ocean
77°20′S 157°0′W / 77.333°S 157.000°W / -77.333; -157.000 (Antarctica) Antarctica Ross Dependency, claimed by  New Zealand

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