177th meridian west

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177th meridian west
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The meridian 177° 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 177th meridian west forms a great circle with the 3rd meridian east.

From Pole to Pole[edit]

Starting at the North Pole and heading south to the South Pole, the 177th meridian west passes through:

Co-ordinates Country, territory or sea Notes
90°0′N 177°0′W / 90.000°N 177.000°W / 90.000; -177.000 (Arctic Ocean) Arctic Ocean
71°42′N 177°0′W / 71.700°N 177.000°W / 71.700; -177.000 (Chukchi Sea) Chukchi Sea Passing just east of Wrangel Island, Chukotka Autonomous Okrug,  Russia (at 71°13′N 177°27′W / 71.217°N 177.450°W / 71.217; -177.450 (Wrangel Island))
68°8′N 177°0′W / 68.133°N 177.000°W / 68.133; -177.000 (Russia)  Russia Chukotka Autonomous Okrug
65°36′N 177°0′W / 65.600°N 177.000°W / 65.600; -177.000 (Bering Sea) Bering Sea Passing just east of Kanaga Island, Alaska,  United States (at 51°54′N 177°2′W / 51.900°N 177.033°W / 51.900; -177.033 (Kanaga Island))
Passing just west of Adak Island, Alaska,  United States (at 51°37′N 176°59′W / 51.617°N 176.983°W / 51.617; -176.983 (Adak Island))
51°40′N 177°0′W / 51.667°N 177.000°W / 51.667; -177.000 (Pacific Ocean) Pacific Ocean Passing just east of Midway Atoll,  United States Minor Outlying Islands (at 28°12′N 177°19′W / 28.200°N 177.317°W / 28.200; -177.317 (Midway Atoll))
Passing just west of Howland Island,  United States Minor Outlying Islands (at 0°48′N 176°38′W / 0.800°N 176.633°W / 0.800; -176.633 (Howland Island))
Passing just west of Chatham Island,  New Zealand (at 43°49′S 176°54′W / 43.817°S 176.900°W / -43.817; -176.900 (Chatham Island))
60°0′S 177°0′W / 60.000°S 177.000°W / -60.000; -177.000 (Southern Ocean) Southern Ocean
78°25′S 177°0′W / 78.417°S 177.000°W / -78.417; -177.000 (Antarctica) Antarctica Ross Dependency, claimed by  New Zealand

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