143rd meridian east

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143rd meridian east

The 143rd meridian east of Greenwich is a line of longitude that extends from the North Pole across the Arctic Ocean, Asia, the Pacific Ocean, Australasia, the Indian Ocean, the Southern Ocean, and Antarctica to the South Pole.

The 143rd meridian east forms a great circle with the 37th meridian west.

From Pole to Pole[edit]

Starting at the North Pole and heading south to the South Pole, the 143rd meridian east passes through:

Co-ordinates Country, territory or sea Notes
90°0′N 143°0′E / 90.000°N 143.000°E / 90.000; 143.000 (Arctic Ocean) Arctic Ocean
75°49′N 143°0′E / 75.817°N 143.000°E / 75.817; 143.000 (Russia)  Russia Sakha RepublicKotelny Island, New Siberian Islands
74°53′N 143°0′E / 74.883°N 143.000°E / 74.883; 143.000 (East Siberian Sea) East Siberian Sea Sannikov Strait
73°42′N 143°0′E / 73.700°N 143.000°E / 73.700; 143.000 (Russia)  Russia Sakha RepublicGreat Lyakhovsky Island, New Siberian Islands
73°12′N 143°0′E / 73.200°N 143.000°E / 73.200; 143.000 (East Siberian Sea) East Siberian Sea Laptev Strait
72°42′N 143°0′E / 72.700°N 143.000°E / 72.700; 143.000 (Russia)  Russia Sakha Republic
Khabarovsk Krai — from 61°55′N 143°0′E / 61.917°N 143.000°E / 61.917; 143.000 (Khabarovsk Krai)
59°19′N 143°0′E / 59.317°N 143.000°E / 59.317; 143.000 (Sea of Okhotsk) Sea of Okhotsk
53°38′N 143°0′E / 53.633°N 143.000°E / 53.633; 143.000 (Russia)  Russia Sakhalin Oblast — island of Sakhalin
49°9′N 143°0′E / 49.150°N 143.000°E / 49.150; 143.000 (Sea of Okhotsk) Sea of Okhotsk
47°16′N 143°0′E / 47.267°N 143.000°E / 47.267; 143.000 (Russia)  Russia Sakhalin Oblast — island of Sakhalin
46°36′N 143°0′E / 46.600°N 143.000°E / 46.600; 143.000 (Sea of Okhotsk) Sea of Okhotsk
44°33′N 143°0′E / 44.550°N 143.000°E / 44.550; 143.000 (Japan)  Japan Hokkaidō Prefecture — island of Hokkaidō
42°5′N 143°0′E / 42.083°N 143.000°E / 42.083; 143.000 (Pacific Ocean) Pacific Ocean Passing just west of Aua Island,  Papua New Guinea (at 1°28′S 143°2′E / 1.467°S 143.033°E / -1.467; 143.033 (Aua Island))
Passing just east of Wuvulu Island,  Papua New Guinea (at 1°44′S 142°52′E / 1.733°S 142.867°E / -1.733; 142.867 (Wuvulu Island))
3°21′S 143°0′E / 3.350°S 143.000°E / -3.350; 143.000 (Papua New Guinea)  Papua New Guinea
9°7′S 143°0′E / 9.117°S 143.000°E / -9.117; 143.000 (Coral Sea) Coral Sea Torres Strait — passing amongst the Torres Strait Islands, Queensland,  Australia
11°56′S 143°0′E / 11.933°S 143.000°E / -11.933; 143.000 (Australia)  Australia Queensland
New South Wales — from 29°0′S 143°0′E / 29.000°S 143.000°E / -29.000; 143.000 (New South Wales)
Victoria — from 34°41′S 143°0′E / 34.683°S 143.000°E / -34.683; 143.000 (Victoria)
38°37′S 143°0′E / 38.617°S 143.000°E / -38.617; 143.000 (Indian Ocean) Indian Ocean Australian authorities consider this to be part of the Southern Ocean[1][2]
60°0′S 143°0′E / 60.000°S 143.000°E / -60.000; 143.000 (Southern Ocean) Southern Ocean
66°57′S 143°0′E / 66.950°S 143.000°E / -66.950; 143.000 (Antarctica) Antarctica Australian Antarctic Territory, claimed by  Australia

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Darby, Andrew (22 December 2003). "Canberra all at sea over position of Southern Ocean". The Age. Retrieved 13 January 2013. 
  2. ^ "Indian Ocean". Encyclopædia Britannica. Retrieved 13 January 2013.