146th meridian east

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146th meridian east

The meridian 146° 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 146th meridian east forms a great circle with the 34th meridian west.

From Pole to Pole[edit]

Starting at the North Pole and heading south to the South Pole, the 146th meridian east passes through:

Co-ordinates Country, territory or sea Notes
90°0′N 146°0′E / 90.000°N 146.000°E / 90.000; 146.000 (Arctic Ocean) Arctic Ocean
76°34′N 146°0′E / 76.567°N 146.000°E / 76.567; 146.000 (East Siberian Sea) East Siberian Sea Passing just east of the island of Kotelny, Sakha Republic,  Russia (at 75°30′N 145°24′E / 75.500°N 145.400°E / 75.500; 145.400 (Kotelny))
Passing just west of the island of New Siberia, Sakha Republic,  Russia (at 75°13′N 146°10′E / 75.217°N 146.167°E / 75.217; 146.167 (New Siberia))
72°30′N 146°0′E / 72.500°N 146.000°E / 72.500; 146.000 (Russia)  Russia Sakha Republic
Magadan Oblast — from 63°54′N 146°0′E / 63.900°N 146.000°E / 63.900; 146.000 (Magadan Oblast)
Khabarovsk Krai — from 61°58′N 146°0′E / 61.967°N 146.000°E / 61.967; 146.000 (Khabarovsk Krai)
Magadan Oblast — from 60°40′N 146°0′E / 60.667°N 146.000°E / 60.667; 146.000 (Magadan Oblast)
Khabarovsk Krai — from 60°12′N 146°0′E / 60.200°N 146.000°E / 60.200; 146.000 (Khabarovsk Krai)
59°8′N 146°0′E / 59.133°N 146.000°E / 59.133; 146.000 (Sea of Okhotsk) Sea of Okhotsk
44°21′N 146°0′E / 44.350°N 146.000°E / 44.350; 146.000 (Kuril Islands) Kuril Islands Kunashir Island, administered by  Russia (Sakhalin Oblast), but claimed by  Japan (Hokkaidō Prefecture)
44°10′N 146°0′E / 44.167°N 146.000°E / 44.167; 146.000 (Pacific Ocean) Pacific Ocean
43°23′N 146°0′E / 43.383°N 146.000°E / 43.383; 146.000 (Kuril Islands) Kuril Islands Habomai islands, administered by  Russia (Sakhalin Oblast) but claimed by  Japan (Hokkaidō Prefecture)
43°22′N 146°0′E / 43.367°N 146.000°E / 43.367; 146.000 (Pacific Ocean) Pacific Ocean Passing just east of Pagan,  Northern Mariana Islands (at 18°8′N 145°49′E / 18.133°N 145.817°E / 18.133; 145.817 (Pagan))
Passing just east of Alamagan,  Northern Mariana Islands (at 17°36′N 145°50′E / 17.600°N 145.833°E / 17.600; 145.833 (Alamagan))
Passing just east of Guguan,  Northern Mariana Islands (at 17°19′N 145°51′E / 17.317°N 145.850°E / 17.317; 145.850 (Guguan))
Passing just east of Sarigan,  Northern Mariana Islands (at 16°42′N 145°47′E / 16.700°N 145.783°E / 16.700; 145.783 (Sarigan))
Passing just west of Farallon de Medinilla,  Northern Mariana Islands (at 16°0′N 146°3′E / 16.000°N 146.050°E / 16.000; 146.050 (Farallon de Medinilla))
Passing just east of Saipan,  Northern Mariana Islands (at 15°16′N 145°50′E / 15.267°N 145.833°E / 15.267; 145.833 (Saipan))
1°45′S 146°0′E / 1.750°S 146.000°E / -1.750; 146.000 (Bismarck Sea) Bismarck Sea
4°31′S 146°0′E / 4.517°S 146.000°E / -4.517; 146.000 (Papua New Guinea)  Papua New Guinea Karkar Island
4°44′S 146°0′E / 4.733°S 146.000°E / -4.733; 146.000 (Bismarck Sea) Bismarck Sea
5°30′S 146°0′E / 5.500°S 146.000°E / -5.500; 146.000 (Papua New Guinea)  Papua New Guinea
8°3′S 146°0′E / 8.050°S 146.000°E / -8.050; 146.000 (Coral Sea) Coral Sea
16°55′S 146°0′E / 16.917°S 146.000°E / -16.917; 146.000 (Australia)  Australia QueenslandFitzroy Island
16°56′S 146°0′E / 16.933°S 146.000°E / -16.933; 146.000 (Coral Sea) Coral Sea
17°17′S 146°0′E / 17.283°S 146.000°E / -17.283; 146.000 (Australia)  Australia Queensland
New South Wales — from 29°0′S 146°0′E / 29.000°S 146.000°E / -29.000; 146.000 (New South Wales)
Victoria — from 36°1′S 146°0′E / 36.017°S 146.000°E / -36.017; 146.000 (Victoria)
38°53′S 146°0′E / 38.883°S 146.000°E / -38.883; 146.000 (Bass Strait) Bass Strait
41°5′S 146°0′E / 41.083°S 146.000°E / -41.083; 146.000 (Australia)  Australia Tasmania
43°26′S 146°0′E / 43.433°S 146.000°E / -43.433; 146.000 (Indian Ocean) Indian Ocean Australian authorities consider this to be part of the Southern Ocean[1][2]
60°0′S 146°0′E / 60.000°S 146.000°E / -60.000; 146.000 (Southern Ocean) Southern Ocean
66°50′S 146°0′E / 66.833°S 146.000°E / -66.833; 146.000 (Antarctica) Antarctica Australian Antarctic Territory, claimed by  Australia
67°21′S 146°0′E / 67.350°S 146.000°E / -67.350; 146.000 (Southern Ocean) Southern Ocean
67°36′S 146°0′E / 67.600°S 146.000°E / -67.600; 146.000 (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". Encyclopaedia Britannica. Retrieved 13 January 2013.