87th meridian west

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87th meridian west

The meridian 87° west of Greenwich is a line of longitude that extends from the North Pole across the Arctic Ocean, North America, the Gulf of Mexico, the Caribbean Sea, Central America, the Pacific Ocean, the Southern Ocean, and Antarctica to the South Pole.

The 87th meridian west forms a great circle with the 93rd meridian east.

From Pole to Pole[edit]

Starting at the North Pole and heading south to the South Pole, the 87th meridian west passes through:

Co-ordinates Country, territory or sea Notes
90°0′N 87°0′W / 90.000°N 87.000°W / 90.000; -87.000 (Arctic Ocean) Arctic Ocean
82°1′N 87°0′W / 82.017°N 87.000°W / 82.017; -87.000 (Canada)  Canada NunavutEllesmere Island
80°44′N 87°0′W / 80.733°N 87.000°W / 80.733; -87.000 (Nansen Sound) Nansen Sound
79°57′N 87°0′W / 79.950°N 87.000°W / 79.950; -87.000 (Canada)  Canada NunavutAxel Heiberg Island and Ellesmere Island
76°23′N 87°0′W / 76.383°N 87.000°W / 76.383; -87.000 (Jones Sound) Jones Sound
75°31′N 87°0′W / 75.517°N 87.000°W / 75.517; -87.000 (Canada)  Canada NunavutDevon Island
74°29′N 87°0′W / 74.483°N 87.000°W / 74.483; -87.000 (Lancaster Sound) Lancaster Sound
73°49′N 87°0′W / 73.817°N 87.000°W / 73.817; -87.000 (Canada)  Canada NunavutBaffin Island and Crown Prince Frederik Island
70°1′N 87°0′W / 70.017°N 87.000°W / 70.017; -87.000 (Gulf of Boothia) Gulf of Boothia
69°15′N 87°0′W / 69.250°N 87.000°W / 69.250; -87.000 (Committee Bay) Committee Bay Passing just west of Wales Island, Nunavut,  Canada (at 68°5′N 86°57′W / 68.083°N 86.950°W / 68.083; -86.950 (Wales Island))
67°21′N 87°0′W / 67.350°N 87.000°W / 67.350; -87.000 (Canada)  Canada Nunavut — mainland
65°2′N 87°0′W / 65.033°N 87.000°W / 65.033; -87.000 (Roes Welcome Sound) Roes Welcome Sound
63°51′N 87°0′W / 63.850°N 87.000°W / 63.850; -87.000 (Canada)  Canada NunavutSouthampton Island
63°33′N 87°0′W / 63.550°N 87.000°W / 63.550; -87.000 (Hudson Bay) Hudson Bay
55°55′N 87°0′W / 55.917°N 87.000°W / 55.917; -87.000 (Canada)  Canada Ontario — mainland and Slate Islands
48°37′N 87°0′W / 48.617°N 87.000°W / 48.617; -87.000 (Lake Superior) Lake Superior
46°31′N 87°0′W / 46.517°N 87.000°W / 46.517; -87.000 (United States)  United States Michigan
45°49′N 87°0′W / 45.817°N 87.000°W / 45.817; -87.000 (Lake Michigan) Lake Michigan
45°18′N 87°0′W / 45.300°N 87.000°W / 45.300; -87.000 (United States)  United States WisconsinDoor Peninsula
45°12′N 87°0′W / 45.200°N 87.000°W / 45.200; -87.000 (Lake Michigan) Lake Michigan
41°41′N 87°0′W / 41.683°N 87.000°W / 41.683; -87.000 (United States)  United States Indiana
Kentucky — from 37°55′N 87°0′W / 37.917°N 87.000°W / 37.917; -87.000 (Kentucky)
Tennessee — from 36°39′N 87°0′W / 36.650°N 87.000°W / 36.650; -87.000 (Tennessee)
Alabama — from 35°0′N 87°0′W / 35.000°N 87.000°W / 35.000; -87.000 (Alabama)
Florida — from 31°0′N 87°0′W / 31.000°N 87.000°W / 31.000; -87.000 (Florida)
30°21′N 87°0′W / 30.350°N 87.000°W / 30.350; -87.000 (Gulf of Mexico) Gulf of Mexico
21°34′N 87°0′W / 21.567°N 87.000°W / 21.567; -87.000 (Mexico)  Mexico Quintana RooYucatán Peninsula and island of Cozumel
20°17′N 87°0′W / 20.283°N 87.000°W / 20.283; -87.000 (Caribbean Sea) Caribbean Sea Passing just east of Banco Chinchorro,  Mexico (at 18°41′N 87°14′W / 18.683°N 87.233°W / 18.683; -87.233 (Banco Chinchorro))
Passing just west of the island of Útila,  Honduras (at 16°5′N 86°59′W / 16.083°N 86.983°W / 16.083; -86.983 (Útila))
15°46′N 87°0′W / 15.767°N 87.000°W / 15.767; -87.000 (Honduras)  Honduras
13°1′N 87°0′W / 13.017°N 87.000°W / 13.017; -87.000 (Nicaragua)  Nicaragua
12°20′N 87°0′W / 12.333°N 87.000°W / 12.333; -87.000 (Pacific Ocean) Pacific Ocean Passing just east of Cocos Island,  Costa Rica (at 5°32′N 87°2′W / 5.533°N 87.033°W / 5.533; -87.033 (Cocos Island))
60°0′S 87°0′W / 60.000°S 87.000°W / -60.000; -87.000 (Southern Ocean) Southern Ocean
72°53′S 87°0′W / 72.883°S 87.000°W / -72.883; -87.000 (Antarctica) Antarctica Territory claimed by  Chile (Antártica Chilena Province)

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