30th meridian west

The meridian 30° west of Greenwich is a line of longitude that extends from the North Pole across the Arctic Ocean, Greenland, the Atlantic Ocean, the Southern Ocean, and Antarctica to the South Pole.

30th meridian west

The 30th meridian west forms a great circle with the 150th meridian east, and it is the reference meridian for the time zone UTC-2.

Between the 45th and 61st parallels north, the meridian forms the boundary between the Gander and Shanwick Oceanic air traffic control areas, and for this reason is also known as the "Molson-Guinness Line".[1]

From Pole to Pole

Starting at the North Pole and heading south to the South Pole, the 30th meridian west passes through:

Co-ordinates Country, territory or sea Notes
90°0′N 30°0′W Arctic Ocean
83°35′N 30°0′W  Greenland H.H. Benedict Range (Northern Peary Land)
83°10′N 30°0′W Frederick E. Hyde Fjord
83°8′N 30°0′W  Greenland Bronlund Fjord (Southern Peary Land)
82°10′N 30°0′W Independence Fjord
81°55′N 30°0′W  Greenland Mainland and Sokongen Island
68°10′N 30°0′W Atlantic Ocean
60°0′S 30°0′W Southern Ocean
76°35′S 30°0′W Antarctica Claimed by both  Argentina (Argentine Antarctica) and  United Kingdom (British Antarctic Territory)

See also

  • 29th meridian west
  • 31st meridian west
  • Beyond Thirty


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