142nd meridian west

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142nd meridian west
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The meridian 142° 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 142nd meridian west forms a great circle with the 38th meridian east.

From Pole to Pole[edit]

Starting at the North Pole and heading south to the South Pole, the 142nd meridian west passes through:

Co-ordinates Country, territory or sea Notes
90°0′N 142°0′W / 90.000°N 142.000°W / 90.000; -142.000 (Arctic Ocean) Arctic Ocean
73°31′N 142°0′W / 73.517°N 142.000°W / 73.517; -142.000 (Beaufort Sea) Beaufort Sea
69°50′N 142°0′W / 69.833°N 142.000°W / 69.833; -142.000 (United States)  United States Alaska
60°1′N 142°0′W / 60.017°N 142.000°W / 60.017; -142.000 (Pacific Ocean) Pacific Ocean Passing just east of Takume atoll,  French Polynesia (at 15°45′S 142°6′W / 15.750°S 142.100°W / -15.750; -142.100 (Takume))
Passing just west of Rekareka atoll,  French Polynesia (at 16°49′S 141°55′W / 16.817°S 141.917°W / -16.817; -141.917 (Rekareka))
Passing just east of Marokau atoll,  French Polynesia (at 18°1′S 142°11′W / 18.017°S 142.183°W / -18.017; -142.183 (Marokau))
Passing just east of Ravahere atoll,  French Polynesia (at 18°16′S 142°6′W / 18.267°S 142.100°W / -18.267; -142.100 (Ravahere))
Passing just west of Nengonengo atoll,  French Polynesia (at 18°43′S 141°50′W / 18.717°S 141.833°W / -18.717; -141.833 (Nengonengo))
60°0′S 142°0′W / 60.000°S 142.000°W / -60.000; -142.000 (Southern Ocean) Southern Ocean
75°38′S 142°0′W / 75.633°S 142.000°W / -75.633; -142.000 (Antarctica) Antarctica Unclaimed territory

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