140th meridian west

The meridian 140° west of Greenwich is a line of longitude that extends from the North Pole across the Arctic Ocean, North America, the Pacific Ocean, the Southern Ocean, and Antarctica to the South Pole.

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140th meridian west

The line is the divider in the area of warning responsibility between the National Hurricane Center and the Central Pacific Hurricane Center in the north Pacific Ocean.[1]

The 140th meridian west forms a great circle with the 40th meridian east.

From Pole to Pole

Starting at the North Pole and heading south to the South Pole, the 140th meridian west passes through:

Co-ordinates Country, territory or sea Notes
90°0′N 140°0′W Arctic Ocean
73°48′N 140°0′W Beaufort Sea
69°37′N 140°0′W  Canada Yukon
60°11′N 140°0′W  United States Alaska
59°46′N 140°0′W Pacific Ocean Yakutat Bay
8°49′S 140°0′W  French Polynesia Island of Nuku Hiva
8°57′S 140°0′W Pacific Ocean Passing just east of Ua Pou island,  French Polynesia (at 9°22′S 140°1′W)
Passing just east of Fakahina atoll,  French Polynesia (at 15°58′S 140°5′W)
60°0′S 140°0′W Southern Ocean
75°13′S 140°0′W Antarctica Unclaimed territory

See also

  • 139th meridian west
  • 141st meridian west

References

  1. Jack Beven (2006-05-15). "Tropical Weather Outlook". National Hurricane Center. Retrieved 2008-09-04.
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