178th meridian east

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178th meridian east
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The meridian 178° 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 178th meridian east forms a great circle with the 2nd meridian west.

From Pole to Pole[edit]

Starting at the North Pole and heading south to the South Pole, the 178th meridian east passes through:

Co-ordinates Country, territory or sea Notes
90°0′N 178°0′E / 90.000°N 178.000°E / 90.000; 178.000 (Arctic Ocean) Arctic Ocean
72°0′N 178°0′E / 72.000°N 178.000°E / 72.000; 178.000 (East Siberian Sea) East Siberian Sea
69°28′N 178°0′E / 69.467°N 178.000°E / 69.467; 178.000 (Russia)  Russia Chukotka Autonomous Okrug
64°41′N 178°0′E / 64.683°N 178.000°E / 64.683; 178.000 (Anadyrskiy Liman) Anadyrskiy Liman
64°12′N 178°0′E / 64.200°N 178.000°E / 64.200; 178.000 (Russia)  Russia Chukotka Autonomous Okrug
62°32′N 178°0′E / 62.533°N 178.000°E / 62.533; 178.000 (Bering Sea) Bering Sea Passing just west of Segula Island, Alaska,  United States (at 52°1′N 178°5′E / 52.017°N 178.083°E / 52.017; 178.083 (Segula Island))
51°55′N 178°0′E / 51.917°N 178.000°E / 51.917; 178.000 (Pacific Ocean) Pacific Ocean
17°24′S 178°0′E / 17.400°S 178.000°E / -17.400; 178.000 (Fiji)  Fiji Island of Viti Levu
18°15′S 178°0′E / 18.250°S 178.000°E / -18.250; 178.000 (Pacific Ocean) Pacific Ocean
18°22′S 178°0′E / 18.367°S 178.000°E / -18.367; 178.000 (Fiji)  Fiji Island of Yanutha
18°23′S 178°0′E / 18.383°S 178.000°E / -18.383; 178.000 (Pacific Ocean) Pacific Ocean
19°6′S 178°0′E / 19.100°S 178.000°E / -19.100; 178.000 (Fiji)  Fiji Kadavu Island
19°9′S 178°0′E / 19.150°S 178.000°E / -19.150; 178.000 (Pacific Ocean) Pacific Ocean
37°32′S 178°0′E / 37.533°S 178.000°E / -37.533; 178.000 (New Zealand)  New Zealand North Island — passing through the city of Gisborne (at 38°39′S 178°0′E / 38.650°S 178.000°E / -38.650; 178.000 (Gisborne))
38°40′S 178°0′E / 38.667°S 178.000°E / -38.667; 178.000 (Pacific Ocean) Pacific Ocean
60°0′S 178°0′E / 60.000°S 178.000°E / -60.000; 178.000 (Southern Ocean) Southern Ocean
78°4′S 178°0′E / 78.067°S 178.000°E / -78.067; 178.000 (Antarctica) Antarctica Ross Dependencyclaimed by  New Zealand

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