170th meridian east

The meridian 170° east of Greenwich is a line of longitude that extends from the North Pole across the Arctic Ocean, Asia, the Pacific Ocean, New Zealand, the Southern Ocean, and Antarctica to the South Pole.

170th meridian east

The 170th meridian east forms a great circle with the 10th meridian west.

From Pole to Pole

Starting at the North Pole and heading south to the South Pole, the 170th meridian east passes through:

Co-ordinates Country, territory or sea Notes
90°0′N 170°0′E Arctic Ocean
73°56′N 170°0′E East Siberian Sea
68°47′N 170°0′E  Russia Anadyr Highlands, Chukotka Autonomous Okrug
Kamchatka Krai — from 62°40′N 170°0′E
60°4′N 170°0′E Bering Sea
53°50′N 170°0′E Pacific Ocean Passing just west of Bikar Atoll,  Marshall Islands (at 12°14′N 170°4′E)
Passing just east of Utirik Atoll,  Marshall Islands (at 11°14′N 169°52′E)
Passing just east of Ailuk Atoll,  Marshall Islands (at 10°14′N 169°59′E)
9°31′N 170°0′E  Marshall Islands Wotje Atoll and Erikub Atoll
9°4′N 170°0′E Pacific Ocean Passing just east of Anuta island,  Solomon Islands (at 11°36′S 169°51′E)
Passing just west of Futuna island,  Vanuatu (at 19°31′S 170°12′E)
Passing just east of Anatom island,  Vanuatu (at 20°12′S 169°54′E)
43°20′S 170°0′E  New Zealand South Island
46°15′S 170°0′E Pacific Ocean Passing just east of Campbell Island,  New Zealand (at 52°33′S 169°16′E)
60°0′S 170°0′E Southern Ocean
71°38′S 170°0′E Antarctica Ross Dependency, claimed by  New Zealand
72°43′S 170°0′E Southern Ocean Ross Sea — passing just east of Coulman Island (at 73°32′S 169°55′E)
77°21′S 170°0′E Antarctica Ross Dependency, claimed by  New Zealand

See also

  • 169th meridian east
  • 171st meridian east
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