63rd meridian west

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63rd meridian west

The meridian 63° west of Greenwich is a line of longitude that extends from the North Pole across the Arctic Ocean, Greenland, North America, the Atlantic Ocean, South America, the Southern Ocean, and Antarctica to the South Pole.

The 63rd meridian west forms a great circle with the 117th meridian east.

In the Canadian province of Quebec, the 63rd meridian is used as a time zone boundary, with all land to its west falling within the Eastern Time Zone and all land to its east in the Atlantic Time Zone.

From Pole to Pole[edit]

Starting at the North Pole and heading south to the South Pole, the 63rd meridian west passes through:

Co-ordinates Country, territory or sea Notes
90°0′N 63°0′W / 90.000°N 63.000°W / 90.000; -63.000 (Arctic Ocean) Arctic Ocean
83°22′N 63°0′W / 83.367°N 63.000°W / 83.367; -63.000 (Lincoln Sea) Lincoln Sea
82°35′N 63°0′W / 82.583°N 63.000°W / 82.583; -63.000 (Canada)  Canada NunavutEllesmere Island
81°54′N 63°0′W / 81.900°N 63.000°W / 81.900; -63.000 (Nares Strait) Nares Strait
81°12′N 63°0′W / 81.200°N 63.000°W / 81.200; -63.000 (Greenland)  Greenland
76°20′N 63°0′W / 76.333°N 63.000°W / 76.333; -63.000 (Baffin Bay) Baffin Bay
70°0′N 63°0′W / 70.000°N 63.000°W / 70.000; -63.000 (Davis Strait) Davis Strait
67°17′N 63°0′W / 67.283°N 63.000°W / 67.283; -63.000 (Canada)  Canada NunavutBaffin Island
65°35′N 63°0′W / 65.583°N 63.000°W / 65.583; -63.000 (Davis Strait) Davis Strait
65°18′N 63°0′W / 65.300°N 63.000°W / 65.300; -63.000 (Canada)  Canada NunavutMuingmak Island
65°16′N 63°0′W / 65.267°N 63.000°W / 65.267; -63.000 (Davis Strait) Davis Strait
60°0′N 63°0′W / 60.000°N 63.000°W / 60.000; -63.000 (Atlantic Ocean) Atlantic Ocean Labrador Sea
58°53′N 63°0′W / 58.883°N 63.000°W / 58.883; -63.000 (Canada)  Canada Newfoundland and LabradorLabrador
Quebec — from 52°0′N 63°0′W / 52.000°N 63.000°W / 52.000; -63.000 (Quebec)
50°18′N 63°0′W / 50.300°N 63.000°W / 50.300; -63.000 (Gulf of Saint Lawrence) Gulf of Saint Lawrence Jacques Cartier Strait
49°44′N 63°0′W / 49.733°N 63.000°W / 49.733; -63.000 (Canada)  Canada QuebecAnticosti Island
49°12′N 63°0′W / 49.200°N 63.000°W / 49.200; -63.000 (Gulf of Saint Lawrence) Gulf of Saint Lawrence
46°25′N 63°0′W / 46.417°N 63.000°W / 46.417; -63.000 (Canada)  Canada Prince Edward Island
46°10′N 63°0′W / 46.167°N 63.000°W / 46.167; -63.000 (Gulf of Saint Lawrence) Gulf of Saint Lawrence Hillsborough Bay
46°4′N 63°0′W / 46.067°N 63.000°W / 46.067; -63.000 (Canada)  Canada Prince Edward Island
46°3′N 63°0′W / 46.050°N 63.000°W / 46.050; -63.000 (Gulf of Saint Lawrence) Gulf of Saint Lawrence Northumberland Strait
45°47′N 63°0′W / 45.783°N 63.000°W / 45.783; -63.000 (Canada)  Canada Nova Scotia
44°42′N 63°0′W / 44.700°N 63.000°W / 44.700; -63.000 (Atlantic Ocean) Atlantic Ocean
18°16′N 63°0′W / 18.267°N 63.000°W / 18.267; -63.000 (Anguilla)  Anguilla
18°14′N 63°0′W / 18.233°N 63.000°W / 18.233; -63.000 (Caribbean Sea) Caribbean Sea Passing between Saint Martin (at 18°7′N 63°1′W / 18.117°N 63.017°W / 18.117; -63.017 (Saint Martin)) and Île Tintamarre (at 18°7′N 62°59′W / 18.117°N 62.983°W / 18.117; -62.983 (Île Tintamarre)),  Saint Martin
Passing just east of  Sint Maarten (at 18°3′N 63°1′W / 18.050°N 63.017°W / 18.050; -63.017 (Sint Maarten))
Passing just west of  Saint Barthélemy (at 18°3′N 63°1′W / 18.050°N 63.017°W / 18.050; -63.017 (Saint Barthélemy))
17°32′N 63°0′W / 17.533°N 63.000°W / 17.533; -63.000 (Netherlands)  Netherlands Island of Sint Eustatius
17°30′N 63°0′W / 17.500°N 63.000°W / 17.500; -63.000 (Caribbean Sea) Caribbean Sea Passing just west of the island of Saint Kitts,  Saint Kitts and Nevis (at 17°22′N 62°52′W / 17.367°N 62.867°W / 17.367; -62.867 (Saint Kitts))
Passing just east of the Los Testigos Islands,  Venezuela (at 11°22′N 63°4′W / 11.367°N 63.067°W / 11.367; -63.067 (Los Testigos Islands))
10°43′N 63°0′W / 10.717°N 63.000°W / 10.717; -63.000 (Venezuela)  Venezuela
3°37′N 63°0′W / 3.617°N 63.000°W / 3.617; -63.000 (Brazil)  Brazil Roraima
Amazonas — from 2°1′N 63°0′W / 2.017°N 63.000°W / 2.017; -63.000 (Amazonas)
Rondônia — from 7°59′S 63°0′W / 7.983°S 63.000°W / -7.983; -63.000 (Rondônia)
12°51′S 63°0′W / 12.850°S 63.000°W / -12.850; -63.000 (Bolivia)  Bolivia
22°0′S 63°0′W / 22.000°S 63.000°W / -22.000; -63.000 (Argentina)  Argentina
41°7′S 63°0′W / 41.117°S 63.000°W / -41.117; -63.000 (Atlantic Ocean) Atlantic Ocean
60°0′S 63°0′W / 60.000°S 63.000°W / -60.000; -63.000 (Southern Ocean) Southern Ocean Passing just west of Smith Island, South Shetland Islandsclaimed by  Argentina,  Chile and  United Kingdom (at 63°5′S 62°44′W / 63.083°S 62.733°W / -63.083; -62.733 (Smith Island))
64°32′S 63°0′W / 64.533°S 63.000°W / -64.533; -63.000 (Antarctica) Antarctica Anvers Islandclaimed by  Argentina,  Chile and  United Kingdom
64°36′S 63°0′W / 64.600°S 63.000°W / -64.600; -63.000 (Southern Ocean) Southern Ocean
64°47′S 63°0′W / 64.783°S 63.000°W / -64.783; -63.000 (Antarctica) Antarctica Claimed by  Argentina,  Chile and  United Kingdom

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