118th meridian west

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118th meridian west

The meridian 118° 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.

118°W is the Sixth Meridian of the Dominion Land Survey in Canada.

The 118th meridian west forms a great circle with the 62nd meridian east.

From Pole to Pole[edit]

Starting at the North Pole and heading south to the South Pole, the 118th meridian west passes through:

Co-ordinates Country, territory or sea Notes
90°0′N 118°0′W / 90.000°N 118.000°W / 90.000; -118.000 (Arctic Ocean) Arctic Ocean
77°22′N 118°0′W / 77.367°N 118.000°W / 77.367; -118.000 (Canada)  Canada Northwest TerritoriesPrince Patrick Island
76°24′N 118°0′W / 76.400°N 118.000°W / 76.400; -118.000 (Crozier Channel) Crozier Channel
76°3′N 118°0′W / 76.050°N 118.000°W / 76.050; -118.000 (Canada)  Canada Northwest TerritoriesEglinton Island
75°42′N 118°0′W / 75.700°N 118.000°W / 75.700; -118.000 (Kellett Strait) Kellett Strait
75°20′N 118°0′W / 75.333°N 118.000°W / 75.333; -118.000 (M'Clure Strait) M'Clure Strait
74°17′N 118°0′W / 74.283°N 118.000°W / 74.283; -118.000 (Canada)  Canada Northwest TerritoriesBanks Island
72°53′N 118°0′W / 72.883°N 118.000°W / 72.883; -118.000 (Prince of Wales Strait) Prince of Wales Strait
72°40′N 118°0′W / 72.667°N 118.000°W / 72.667; -118.000 (Canada)  Canada Northwest TerritoriesVictoria Island
71°22′N 118°0′W / 71.367°N 118.000°W / 71.367; -118.000 (Minto Inlet) Minto Inlet
71°7′N 118°0′W / 71.117°N 118.000°W / 71.117; -118.000 (Canada)  Canada Northwest TerritoriesVictoria Island
70°47′N 118°0′W / 70.783°N 118.000°W / 70.783; -118.000 (Amundsen Gulf) Amundsen Gulf
69°1′N 118°0′W / 69.017°N 118.000°W / 69.017; -118.000 (Canada)  Canada Nunavut
Northwest Territories — from 67°11′N 118°0′W / 67.183°N 118.000°W / 67.183; -118.000 (Northwest Territories), passing through the Great Bear Lake
Alberta — from 60°0′N 118°0′W / 60.000°N 118.000°W / 60.000; -118.000 (Alberta)
British Columbia — from 52°30′N 118°0′W / 52.500°N 118.000°W / 52.500; -118.000 (British Columbia)
49°0′N 118°0′W / 49.000°N 118.000°W / 49.000; -118.000 (United States)  United States Washington
Oregon — from 46°0′N 118°0′W / 46.000°N 118.000°W / 46.000; -118.000 (Oregon)
Nevada — from 42°0′N 118°0′W / 42.000°N 118.000°W / 42.000; -118.000 (Nevada)
California — from 37°36′N 118°0′W / 37.600°N 118.000°W / 37.600; -118.000 (California), passing just east of Los Angeles (at 34°3′N 118°15′W / 34.050°N 118.250°W / 34.050; -118.250 (Los Angeles))
33°39′N 118°0′W / 33.650°N 118.000°W / 33.650; -118.000 (Pacific Ocean) Pacific Ocean Passing just east of Santa Catalina Island, California  United States (at 33°19′N 118°18′W / 33.317°N 118.300°W / 33.317; -118.300 (Santa Catalina Island))
Passing just east of San Clemente Island, California  United States (at 32°49′N 118°21′W / 32.817°N 118.350°W / 32.817; -118.350 (San CLemente Island))
Passing just east of Guadalupe Island,  Mexico (at 29°0′N 118°18′W / 29.000°N 118.300°W / 29.000; -118.300 (Guadalupe Island))
60°0′S 118°0′W / 60.000°S 118.000°W / -60.000; -118.000 (Southern Ocean) Southern Ocean
73°48′S 118°0′W / 73.800°S 118.000°W / -73.800; -118.000 (Antarctica) Antarctica Unclaimed territory

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