179th meridian east

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179th meridian east

The meridian 179° east 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 179th meridian east forms a great circle with the 1st meridian west.

From Pole to Pole[edit]

Starting at the North Pole and heading south to the South Pole, the 179th meridian east passes through:

Co-ordinates Country, territory or sea Notes
90°0′N 179°0′E / 90.000°N 179.000°E / 90.000; 179.000 (Arctic Ocean) Arctic Ocean
71°15′N 179°0′E / 71.250°N 179.000°E / 71.250; 179.000 (Russia)  Russia Chukotka Autonomous OkrugWrangel Island
70°50′N 179°0′E / 70.833°N 179.000°E / 70.833; 179.000 (Chukchi Sea) Chukchi Sea
69°20′N 179°0′E / 69.333°N 179.000°E / 69.333; 179.000 (Russia)  Russia Chukotka Autonomous Okrug
64°42′N 179°0′E / 64.700°N 179.000°E / 64.700; 179.000 (Bering Sea) Bering Sea Gulf of Anadyr
63°19′N 179°0′E / 63.317°N 179.000°E / 63.317; 179.000 (Russia)  Russia Chukotka Autonomous Okrug
62°20′N 179°0′E / 62.333°N 179.000°E / 62.333; 179.000 (Bering Sea) Bering Sea
51°34′N 179°0′E / 51.567°N 179.000°E / 51.567; 179.000 (United States)  United States Alaska — island of Amchitka
51°30′N 179°0′E / 51.500°N 179.000°E / 51.500; 179.000 (Pacific Ocean) Pacific Ocean Passing just east of the island of Vaitupu,  Tuvalu (at 7°29′S 178°42′E / 7.483°S 178.700°E / -7.483; 178.700 (Vaitupu))
Passing just west of Funafuti atoll,  Tuvalu (at 8°31′S 179°2′E / 8.517°S 179.033°E / -8.517; 179.033 (Funafuti))
16°28′S 179°0′E / 16.467°S 179.000°E / -16.467; 179.000 (Fiji)  Fiji Island of Vanua Levu
16°55′S 179°0′E / 16.917°S 179.000°E / -16.917; 179.000 (Koro Sea) Koro Sea Passing just east of the island of Makogai,  Fiji (at 17°26′S 178°59′E / 17.433°S 178.983°E / -17.433; 178.983 (Makogai))
17°36′S 179°0′E / 17.600°S 179.000°E / -17.600; 179.000 (Fiji)  Fiji Wakaya Island
17°37′S 179°0′E / 17.617°S 179.000°E / -17.617; 179.000 (Pacific Ocean) Pacific Ocean Passing just west of the Bounty Islands,  New Zealand (at 47°42′S 179°2′E / 47.700°S 179.033°E / -47.700; 179.033 (Bounty Islands))
Passing just east of the Antipodes Islands,  New Zealand (at 49°41′S 178°50′E / 49.683°S 178.833°E / -49.683; 178.833 (Antipodes Islands))
60°0′S 179°0′E / 60.000°S 179.000°E / -60.000; 179.000 (Southern Ocean) Southern Ocean
78°14′S 179°0′E / 78.233°S 179.000°E / -78.233; 179.000 (Antarctica) Antarctica Ross Dependencyclaimed by  New Zealand

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