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140th Meridian West

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140th Meridian West

Line across the Earth
140th meridian west

The meridian 140° 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.

The line is the divider in the area of warning responsibility between the National Hurricane Center and the Central Pacific Hurricane Center in the north Pacific Ocean.[1]

The 140th meridian west forms a great circle with the 40th meridian east.

From Pole to Pole

Starting at the North Pole and heading south to the South Pole, the 140th meridian west passes through:

Co-ordinates Country, territory or sea Notes
Arctic Ocean
Beaufort Sea
 Canada Yukon
 United States Alaska
Pacific Ocean
 French Polynesia Island of Nuku Hiva
Pacific Ocean Passing just east of Ua Pu island,  French Polynesia (at )
Passing just east of Fakahina atoll,  French Polynesia (at )
Southern Ocean
Antarctica Unclaimed territory

See also


  1. ^ Jack Beven (2006-05-15). "Tropical Weather Outlook". National Hurricane Center. Retrieved 2008-09-04. 
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