159th meridian east

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159th meridian east

The meridian 159° 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 159th meridian east forms a great circle with the 21st meridian west.

From Pole to Pole[edit]

Starting at the North Pole and heading south to the South Pole, the 159th meridian east passes through:

Co-ordinates Country, territory or sea Notes
90°0′N 159°0′E / 90.000°N 159.000°E / 90.000; 159.000 (Arctic Ocean) Arctic Ocean
76°35′N 159°0′E / 76.583°N 159.000°E / 76.583; 159.000 (East Siberian Sea) East Siberian Sea
70°52′N 159°0′E / 70.867°N 159.000°E / 70.867; 159.000 (Russia)  Russia
61°54′N 159°0′E / 61.900°N 159.000°E / 61.900; 159.000 (Sea of Okhotsk) Sea of Okhotsk Shelikhov Gulf
58°24′N 159°0′E / 58.400°N 159.000°E / 58.400; 159.000 (Russia)  Russia Kamchatka Peninsula
53°4′N 159°0′E / 53.067°N 159.000°E / 53.067; 159.000 (Pacific Ocean) Pacific Ocean
7°50′S 159°0′E / 7.833°S 159.000°E / -7.833; 159.000 (Solomon Islands)  Solomon Islands Santa Isabel Island
8°4′S 159°0′E / 8.067°S 159.000°E / -8.067; 159.000 (New Georgia Sound) New Georgia Sound Passing just west of the Russell Islands,  Solomon Islands (at 9°4′S 159°2′E / 9.067°S 159.033°E / -9.067; 159.033 (Russell Islands))
9°4′S 159°0′E / 9.067°S 159.000°E / -9.067; 159.000 (Solomon Sea) Solomon Sea
11°50′S 159°0′E / 11.833°S 159.000°E / -11.833; 159.000 (Coral Sea) Coral Sea Passing just east of the Chesterfield Islands,  New Caledonia (at 19°12′S 158°58′E / 19.200°S 158.967°E / -19.200; 158.967 (Chesterfield Islands))
29°55′S 159°0′E / 29.917°S 159.000°E / -29.917; 159.000 (Pacific Ocean) Pacific Ocean Passing just west of Lord Howe Island,  Australia (at 31°31′S 159°2′E / 31.517°S 159.033°E / -31.517; 159.033 (Lord Howe Island))
Passing just east of Macquarie Island,  Australia (at 54°30′S 158°58′E / 54.500°S 158.967°E / -54.500; 158.967 (Macquarie Island))
60°0′S 159°0′E / 60.000°S 159.000°E / -60.000; 159.000 (Southern Ocean) Southern Ocean
69°22′S 159°0′E / 69.367°S 159.000°E / -69.367; 159.000 (Antarctica) Antarctica Australian Antarctic Territory, claimed by  Australia

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