177th meridian east

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177th meridian east
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The meridian 177° 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.

The 177th meridian east forms a great circle with the 3rd meridian west.

From Pole to Pole[edit]

Starting at the North Pole and heading south to the South Pole, the 177th meridian east passes through:

Co-ordinates Country, territory or sea Notes
90°0′N 177°0′E / 90.000°N 177.000°E / 90.000; 177.000 (Arctic Ocean) Arctic Ocean
72°15′N 177°0′E / 72.250°N 177.000°E / 72.250; 177.000 (East Siberian Sea) East Siberian Sea
69°37′N 177°0′E / 69.617°N 177.000°E / 69.617; 177.000 (Russia)  Russia Chukotka Autonomous Okrug
62°31′N 177°0′E / 62.517°N 177.000°E / 62.517; 177.000 (Bering Sea) Bering Sea Passing just west of Kiska Island, Alaska,  United States (at 51°53′N 177°12′E / 51.883°N 177.200°E / 51.883; 177.200 (Kiska Island))
52°0′N 177°0′E / 52.000°N 177.000°E / 52.000; 177.000 (Pacific Ocean) Pacific Ocean Passing just east of Arorae atoll,  Kiribati (at 2°40′S 176°51′E / 2.667°S 176.850°E / -2.667; 176.850 (Arorae))
Passing just west of Nui atoll,  Tuvalu (at 7°13′S 177°8′E / 7.217°S 177.133°E / -7.217; 177.133 (Nui))
Passing just west of the island of Rotuma,  Fiji (at 12°30′S 177°1′E / 12.500°S 177.017°E / -12.500; 177.017 (Rotuma))
Passing just east of the island of Viwa,  Fiji (at 17°9′S 176°55′E / 17.150°S 176.917°E / -17.150; 176.917 (Rotuma))
Passing just west of the island of Waya,  Fiji (at 17°16′S 177°6′E / 17.267°S 177.100°E / -17.267; 177.100 (Waya))
Passing just west of the Mamanuca Islands,  Fiji (at 17°35′S 177°4′E / 17.583°S 177.067°E / -17.583; 177.067 (Mamanuca Islands))
Passing just west of Whakaari/White Island,  New Zealand (at 37°31′S 177°9′E / 37.517°S 177.150°E / -37.517; 177.150 (Whakaari/White Island))
37°56′S 177°0′E / 37.933°S 177.000°E / -37.933; 177.000 (New Zealand)  New Zealand North Island — passing through the town of Whakatane (at 37°58′S 177°0′E / 37.967°S 177.000°E / -37.967; 177.000 (Whakatane))
39°17′S 177°0′E / 39.283°S 177.000°E / -39.283; 177.000 (Pacific Ocean) Pacific Ocean Hawke Bay
39°38′S 177°0′E / 39.633°S 177.000°E / -39.633; 177.000 (New Zealand)  New Zealand North Island
39°47′S 177°0′E / 39.783°S 177.000°E / -39.783; 177.000 (Pacific Ocean) Pacific Ocean
60°0′S 177°0′E / 60.000°S 177.000°E / -60.000; 177.000 (Southern Ocean) Southern Ocean
77°50′S 177°0′E / 77.833°S 177.000°E / -77.833; 177.000 (Antarctica) Antarctica Ross Dependencyclaimed by  New Zealand

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