165th meridian west

The meridian 165° 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.

165th meridian west

The 165th meridian west forms a great circle with the 15th meridian east.

The Samoa Time Zone and Phoenix Islands Time Zone is based on the mean solar time of this meridian.

From Pole to Pole

Starting at the North Pole and heading south to the South Pole, the 165th meridian west passes through:

Co-ordinates Country, territory or sea Notes
90°0′N 165°0′W Arctic Ocean
71°46′N 165°0′W Chukchi Sea
68°53′N 165°0′W  United States Alaska
67°54′N 165°0′W Chukchi Sea Kotzebue Sound
66°30′N 165°0′W  United States AlaskaSeward Peninsula
64°26′N 165°0′W Bering Sea Norton Sound
62°32′N 165°0′W  United States AlaskaYukon–Kuskokwim Delta
60°21′N 165°0′W Bering Sea Passing just west of Unimak Island, Alaska,  United States (at 54°34′N 164°56′W)
54°8′N 165°0′W  United States Alaska — Tigalda Island
54°4′N 165°0′W Pacific Ocean
60°0′S 165°0′W Southern Ocean
78°33′S 165°0′W Antarctica Ross Dependency, claimed by  New Zealand

See also

  • 164th meridian west
  • 166th meridian west
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