143rd meridian west

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143rd meridian west

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

From Pole to Pole[edit]

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

Co-ordinates Country, territory or sea Notes
90°0′N 143°0′W / 90.000°N 143.000°W / 90.000; -143.000 (Arctic Ocean) Arctic Ocean
73°22′N 143°0′W / 73.367°N 143.000°W / 73.367; -143.000 (Beaufort Sea) Beaufort Sea
70°5′N 143°0′W / 70.083°N 143.000°W / 70.083; -143.000 (United States)  United States Alaska
60°5′N 143°0′W / 60.083°N 143.000°W / 60.083; -143.000 (Pacific Ocean) Pacific Ocean Passing just east of Taenga atoll,  French Polynesia (at 16°24′S 143°1′W / 16.400°S 143.017°W / -16.400; -143.017 (Taenga))
Passing just west of Nihiru atoll,  French Polynesia (at 16°43′S 142°53′W / 16.717°S 142.883°W / -16.717; -142.883 (Nihiru))
Passing just east of Marutea Nord atoll,  French Polynesia (at 17°0′S 143°3′W / 17.000°S 143.050°W / -17.000; -143.050 (Marutea Nord))
Passing just east of Reitoru atoll,  French Polynesia (at 17°51′S 143°3′W / 17.850°S 143.050°W / -17.850; -143.050 (Reitoru))
Passing just east of Nukutepipi atoll,  French Polynesia (at 20°42′S 143°4′W / 20.700°S 143.067°W / -20.700; -143.067 (Nukutepipi))
60°0′S 143°0′W / 60.000°S 143.000°W / -60.000; -143.000 (Southern Ocean) Southern Ocean
75°31′S 143°0′W / 75.517°S 143.000°W / -75.517; -143.000 (Antarctica) Antarctica Unclaimed territory

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