150th meridian east

The meridian 150° east of Greenwich is a line of longitude that extends from the North Pole across the Arctic Ocean, Asia, the Pacific Ocean, Australasia, the Southern Ocean, and Antarctica to the South Pole.

150th meridian east
150° monument in Marulan, New South Wales

The 150th meridian east forms a great circle with the 30th meridian west.

This is the exact middle of the Australian Eastern Standard Time Zone, where the sun rises at 6am and sets at 6pm precisely every equinox.

From Pole to Pole

Starting at the North Pole and heading south to the South Pole, the 150th meridian east passes through:

Co-ordinates Country, territory or sea Notes
90°0′N 150°0′E Arctic Ocean
76°46′N 150°0′E East Siberian Sea
75°12′N 150°0′E  Russia Sakha RepublicNew Siberia Island
74°48′N 150°0′E East Siberian Sea
71°59′N 150°0′E  Russia Sakha Republic
Magadan Oblast — from 64°30′N 150°0′E
59°41′N 150°0′E Sea of Okhotsk
46°2′N 150°0′E  Russia Sakhalin Oblast — island of Urup, Kuril Islands
45°49′N 150°0′E Pacific Ocean
8°54′N 150°0′E  Federated States of Micronesia Namonuito Atoll
8°33′N 150°0′E Pacific Ocean
1°40′S 150°0′E  Papua New Guinea Emirau Island
1°41′S 150°0′E Pacific Ocean Bismarck Sea
2°27′S 150°0′E  Papua New Guinea New Hanover Island
2°31′S 150°0′E Pacific Ocean Bismarck Sea
5°8′S 150°0′E  Papua New Guinea Island of New Britain
6°18′S 150°0′E Solomon Sea
9°38′S 150°0′E  Papua New Guinea Island of New Guinea
9°44′S 150°0′E Solomon Sea Goodenough Bay
10°5′S 150°0′E  Papua New Guinea Island of New Guinea
10°36′S 150°0′E Pacific Ocean Coral Sea — passing just east of Willis Island in the Coral Sea Islands Territory (at 16°17′S 149°58′E)
22°6′S 150°0′E  Australia Queensland
New South Wales — from 28°35′S 150°0′E, passing through Marulan (at 34°43′S 150°0′E)
36°41′S 150°0′E Pacific Ocean
37°9′S 150°0′E  Australia New South Wales — Green Cape
37°15′S 150°0′E Pacific Ocean
60°0′S 150°0′E Southern Ocean
68°26′S 150°0′E Antarctica Australian Antarctic Territory, claimed by  Australia

See also

  • 149th meridian east
  • 151st meridian east
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