168th meridian east

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168th meridian east

The meridian 168° east of Greenwich is a line of longitude that extends from the North Pole across the Arctic Ocean, Asia, the Pacific Ocean, New Zealand, the Southern Ocean, and Antarctica to the South Pole.

The 168th meridian east forms a great circle with the 12th meridian west.

From Pole to Pole[edit]

Starting at the North Pole and heading south to the South Pole, the 168th meridian east passes through:

Co-ordinates Country, territory or sea Notes
90°0′N 168°0′E / 90.000°N 168.000°E / 90.000; 168.000 (Arctic Ocean) Arctic Ocean
74°25′N 168°0′E / 74.417°N 168.000°E / 74.417; 168.000 (East Siberian Sea) East Siberian Sea
69°56′N 168°0′E / 69.933°N 168.000°E / 69.933; 168.000 (Russia)  Russia Chukotka Autonomous OkrugAyon Island and the mainland
Kamchatka Krai — from 64°17′N 168°0′E / 64.283°N 168.000°E / 64.283; 168.000 (Kamchatka Krai)
60°32′N 168°0′E / 60.533°N 168.000°E / 60.533; 168.000 (Bering Sea) Bering Sea
54°34′N 168°0′E / 54.567°N 168.000°E / 54.567; 168.000 (Russia)  Russia Kamchatka KraiMedny Island
54°32′N 168°0′E / 54.533°N 168.000°E / 54.533; 168.000 (Pacific Ocean) Pacific Ocean Passing just east of Kwajalein Atoll,  Marshall Islands (at 8°54′N 167°47′E / 8.900°N 167.783°E / 8.900; 167.783 (Kwajalein))
8°11′N 168°0′E / 8.183°N 168.000°E / 8.183; 168.000 (Marshall Islands)  Marshall Islands Namu Atoll
8°7′N 168°0′E / 8.117°N 168.000°E / 8.117; 168.000 (Pacific Ocean) Pacific Ocean Passing just west of Namdrik Atoll,  Marshall Islands (at 5°38′N 168°5′E / 5.633°N 168.083°E / 5.633; 168.083 (Namdrik))
14°12′S 168°0′E / 14.200°S 168.000°E / -14.200; 168.000 (Coral Sea) Coral Sea Passing just west of the island of Méré Lava,  Vanuatu (at 14°25′S 168°1′E / 14.417°S 168.017°E / -14.417; 168.017 (Méré Lava))
Passing just west of the island of Maewo,  Vanuatu (at 14°55′S 168°5′E / 14.917°S 168.083°E / -14.917; 168.083 (Maewo))
15°17′S 168°0′E / 15.283°S 168.000°E / -15.283; 168.000 (Vanuatu)  Vanuatu Aoba Island
15°19′S 168°0′E / 15.317°S 168.000°E / -15.317; 168.000 (Coral Sea) Coral Sea Passing just west of Pentecost Island,  Vanuatu (at 16°40′S 168°6′E / 16.667°S 168.100°E / -16.667; 168.100 (Pentecost Island))
16°12′S 168°0′E / 16.200°S 168.000°E / -16.200; 168.000 (Vanuatu)  Vanuatu Island of Ambrym
16°19′S 168°0′E / 16.317°S 168.000°E / -16.317; 168.000 (Coral Sea) Coral Sea Passing just east of the island of Malakula,  Vanuatu (at 16°28′S 167°49′E / 16.467°S 167.817°E / -16.467; 167.817 (Malakula))
Passing just west of the island of Epi,  Vanuatu (at 16°41′S 168°7′E / 16.683°S 168.117°E / -16.683; 168.117 (Epi))
Passing just west of the island of Efate,  Vanuatu (at 17°42′S 168°9′E / 17.700°S 168.150°E / -17.700; 168.150 (Efate))
21°27′S 168°0′E / 21.450°S 168.000°E / -21.450; 168.000 (New Caledonia)  New Caledonia Island of Maré
21°39′S 168°0′E / 21.650°S 168.000°E / -21.650; 168.000 (Pacific Ocean) Pacific Ocean Passing just west of  Norfolk Island (at 29°0′S 168°1′E / 29.000°S 168.017°E / -29.000; 168.017 (Norfolk Island))
44°19′S 168°0′E / 44.317°S 168.000°E / -44.317; 168.000 (New Zealand)  New Zealand South Island
46°23′S 168°0′E / 46.383°S 168.000°E / -46.383; 168.000 (Foveaux Strait) Foveaux Strait
46°46′S 168°0′E / 46.767°S 168.000°E / -46.767; 168.000 (New Zealand)  New Zealand Stewart Island/Rakiura
47°7′S 168°0′E / 47.117°S 168.000°E / -47.117; 168.000 (Pacific Ocean) Pacific Ocean
60°0′S 168°0′E / 60.000°S 168.000°E / -60.000; 168.000 (Southern Ocean) Southern Ocean
71°8′S 168°0′E / 71.133°S 168.000°E / -71.133; 168.000 (Antarctica) Antarctica Ross Dependency, claimed by  New Zealand
73°33′S 168°0′E / 73.550°S 168.000°E / -73.550; 168.000 (Southern Ocean) Southern Ocean Ross Sea
77°25′S 168°0′E / 77.417°S 168.000°E / -77.417; 168.000 (Antarctica) Antarctica Ross Dependency, claimed by  New Zealand

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