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.

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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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