178th meridian west

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178th meridian west

The meridian 178° west of Greenwich is a line of longitude that extends from the North Pole across the Arctic Ocean, Asia, the Pacific Ocean, the Southern Ocean, and Antarctica to the South Pole.

The 178th meridian west forms a great circle with the 2nd meridian east.

From Pole to Pole[edit]

Starting at the North Pole and heading south to the South Pole, the 178th meridian west passes through:

Co-ordinates Country, territory or sea Notes
90°0′N 178°0′W / 90.000°N 178.000°W / 90.000; -178.000 (Arctic Ocean) Arctic Ocean
71°27′N 178°0′W / 71.450°N 178.000°W / 71.450; -178.000 (Russia)  Russia Chukotka Autonomous OkrugWrangel Island
71°1′N 178°0′W / 71.017°N 178.000°W / 71.017; -178.000 (Chukchi Sea) Chukchi Sea
68°26′N 178°0′W / 68.433°N 178.000°W / 68.433; -178.000 (Russia)  Russia Chukotka Autonomous Okrug
65°26′N 178°0′W / 65.433°N 178.000°W / 65.433; -178.000 (Bering Sea) Bering Sea
51°55′N 178°0′W / 51.917°N 178.000°W / 51.917; -178.000 (United States)  United States AlaskaTanaga Island
51°38′N 178°0′W / 51.633°N 178.000°W / 51.633; -178.000 (Pacific Ocean) Pacific Ocean Passing just east of Kure Atoll, Hawaii,  United States (at 28°23′N 178°18′W / 28.383°N 178.300°W / 28.383; -178.300 (Kure))
Passing just east of Futuna Island,  Wallis and Futuna (at 14°19′S 178°3′W / 14.317°S 178.050°W / -14.317; -178.050 (Futuna))
14°20′S 178°0′W / 14.333°S 178.000°W / -14.333; -178.000 (Wallis & Futuna)  Wallis and Futuna Alofi Island
14°21′S 178°0′W / 14.350°S 178.000°W / -14.350; -178.000 (Pacific Ocean) Pacific Ocean Passing just east of Vatoa Island,  Fiji (at 19°49′S 178°13′W / 19.817°S 178.217°W / -19.817; -178.217 (Vatoa))
Passing just west of Raoul Island,  New Zealand (at 29°15′S 177°58′W / 29.250°S 177.967°W / -29.250; -177.967 (Raoul Island))
60°0′S 178°0′W / 60.000°S 178.000°W / -60.000; -178.000 (Southern Ocean) Southern Ocean
78°24′S 178°0′W / 78.400°S 178.000°W / -78.400; -178.000 (Antarctica) Antarctica Ross Dependency, claimed by  New Zealand

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