159th meridian west

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159th meridian west

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

From Pole to Pole[edit]

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

Co-ordinates Country, territory or sea Notes
90°0′N 159°0′W / 90.000°N 159.000°W / 90.000; -159.000 (Arctic Ocean) Arctic Ocean
71°31′N 159°0′W / 71.517°N 159.000°W / 71.517; -159.000 (Chukchi Sea) Chukchi Sea
70°53′N 159°0′W / 70.883°N 159.000°W / 70.883; -159.000 (United States)  United States AlaskaPoint Franklin
70°52′N 159°0′W / 70.867°N 159.000°W / 70.867; -159.000 (Chukchi Sea) Chukchi Sea Peard Bay
70°48′N 159°0′W / 70.800°N 159.000°W / 70.800; -159.000 (United States)  United States Alaska
58°25′N 159°0′W / 58.417°N 159.000°W / 58.417; -159.000 (Bering Sea) Bering Sea Bristol Bay
56°50′N 159°0′W / 56.833°N 159.000°W / 56.833; -159.000 (United States)  United States AlaskaAlaska Peninsula
55°53′N 159°0′W / 55.883°N 159.000°W / 55.883; -159.000 (Pacific Ocean) Pacific Ocean Passing just east of Chiachi Island, Alaska,  United States (at 55°50′N 159°5′W / 55.833°N 159.083°W / 55.833; -159.083 (Chiachi Island))
Passing just west of Mitrofania Island, Alaska,  United States (at 55°49′N 158°53′W / 55.817°N 158.883°W / 55.817; -158.883 (Mitrofania Island))
Passing just east of Simeonof Island, Alaska,  United States (at 54°55′N 159°11′W / 54.917°N 159.183°W / 54.917; -159.183 (Simeonof Island))
Passing just east of Kauai island, Hawaii,  United States (at 22°8′N 159°18′W / 22.133°N 159.300°W / 22.133; -159.300 (Kauai))
Passing just west of Manuae atoll,  Cook Islands (at 19°15′S 158°57′W / 19.250°S 158.950°W / -19.250; -158.950 (Manuae))
60°0′S 159°0′W / 60.000°S 159.000°W / -60.000; -159.000 (Southern Ocean) Southern Ocean
77°54′S 159°0′W / 77.900°S 159.000°W / -77.900; -159.000 (Antarctica) Antarctica Ross Dependency, claimed by  New Zealand

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